IMPD Officer Under Investigation In Hit-And-Run

Sources: Officer May Have Tried To Cover Up Crash

An Indianapolis police officer is under investigation in connection with a hit-and-run crash.

The Marion County Prosecutor's Office confirmed that a grand jury will be convened to investigate Officer Matthew Elam, who Indianapolis Public Safety Director Frank Straub confirmed was involved in a crash in his patrol car, 6News' Joanna Massee reported.

Sources told 6News that Elam may have tried to cover up the crash by having his patrol car fixed at a private garage.

When his squad car was later brought to the police garage for inspection, it was found to contain parts that were not in the department's inventory, the sources said.

Police would not comment on the investigation, confirm when the crash happened or say if Elam was on duty at the time.

They did say Elam has been placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation.

On his Facebook page, Elam said he works the late shift in the downtown area and is a member of the SWAT team.

His record with the department includes a 10-day suspension for violating two department rules in 2008 -- failing to cooperate or be truthful and violation of any rule, regulation or order of the department.

Elam's record also includes more than a dozen honors.

Attempts to contact Elam on Monday were unsuccessful.

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