IMPD Merit Board fires officer convicted in crash
Elam convicted in hit-and-run in 2012
Last Updated: 108 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS - An officer convicted in a 2010 hit-and-run crash with his patrol car has been terminated from his job, officials said.
The Police Merit Board fired Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officer Matt Elam after he was found guilty of the crash in 2012.
Elam, 42, was involved in a minor property damage hit-and-run crash in June 2010 and then tried to cover up the damage by taking his patrol car to a private repair shop, police said.
He was found guilty of official misconduct and failure to stop after an accident resulting in property damage.
Elam was a decorated officer who had been with the department for 17 years and on the SWAT team for 12 years.
He was awarded two medals for valor, including one for his actions during a 1999 hostage situation where the hostage taker, Ricky Adams, was shot and killed by the SWAT team after he killed his hostage.
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