Former Georgetown police chief faces misconduct charge

A former southern Indiana police chief has been charged with official misconduct for diverting thousands of dollars in auto tow-in fees that were not deposited with his town’s clerk-treasurer, state police said Thursday. Misdemeanor charges of conversion and failure to deposit public funds also were filed Thursday against former Georgetown Police Chief Dennis Kunkel, police said.

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Michigan City mayor facing felony charges amid reelection bid

The 2019 Michigan City mayoral election is facing a controversial legal undercurrent as felony charges remain pending against Mayor Ron Meer. But as the LaPorte County court system searches for a judge who can take the case, Meer is alleging an “untenable conflict of interest” and possible political motivations should remove the proceedings from the LaPorte County Prosecutor’s Office.

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