INDIANAPOLIS - An Indianapolis police officer faces several criminal charges as part of an investigation that began last year.
Officer Cory Owensby, 33, was charged with five counts of criminal conversion, five counts of official misconduct and three counts of false informing, RTV6's Jack Rinehart learned Thursday.
Owensby was released after he was processed at Arrestee Processing Center.
Chief Rick Hite announced Thursday afternoon that Owensby had been suspended without pay, pending termination.
“Any misconduct by one of our employees is taken seriously,” said Chief Hite. “I want the community to know that IMPD’s internal systems identified the issue and we acted on the accusations. Officers are expected to act within department policies and the law; those who choose not to will be held accountable.”
The charges are related to Owensby's handling of evidence in criminal cases in 2013.
Sources told Rinehart that police searched Owensby's police cruiser in June 2013, confiscating narcotics, fake IDs and counterfeit money related to investigations he had been involved with.
A special prosecutor in Jefferson County has been assigned to Owensby's case.
The paperwork related to that case has not yet been made public.
Owensby is the son of Fraternal Order of Police Local 86 President Bill Owensby.
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