Elkhart police officer to receive suspension

Elkhart, Ind. An Elkhart police officer will be suspended for 35 days without pay for the way he handled a domestic violence case.

According to our reporting partners at the Elkhart Truth, patrolman Cory Newland's suspension will start sometime in October.

An internal affairs investigation found that he failed to follow standard procedures and lied to his supervisors.

It all unfolded back on May 10, when Newland responded to a domestic disturbance in which a woman said her husband had hit her in front of her children.

Newland took the man away from the scene, but didn't arrest him and told his supervisors that the couple were pushing each other.

He later admitted to making "a poor judgment call by not following up on the victim's statement."


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