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Jasper police officer steps down after investigation


Jasper Police Officer Dave Drew has quit the force.

In February, we reported that Drew's job was in jeopardy.

A meeting on his future was scheduled on Friday, but officials tell 14 News that Officer Drew has now submitted his letter of resignation.

Drew has been the subject of investigations by both the Jasper Police Department and Indiana State Police, dating back to February, Jasper Police Chief Michael Bennett recommended that the Jasper Board of Public Works should fire Drew following an internal investigation conducted by Jasper Police.

So far, neither Jasper Police, State Police, nor the city of Jasper have disclosed the allegations against Drew.

However, Chief Bennett has confirmed to 14 News that Drew is the subject of a criminal investigation.

ISP tells us Martin County Prosecutor Mike Steiner is handling that case.

Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz released an official statement on Friday saying 'On Thursday, March 14, 2013, Officer Drew tendered resignation of his position as a patrolman for the Jasper Police Department. Any information request seeking more specific information regarding the investigation and/or allegations leading to the chief's recommendation need not be disclosed.'

Steiner's office says more information may be released about this matter on Monday.

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