INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officer pleaded guilty Thursday to official misconduct and false reporting charges. Cory Owensby was sentenced to nearly one year of probation in the case.
Cory Owensby was charged following an internal affairs investigation into evidence mishandling that began a year ago.
IMPD Chief Rick Hite suspended Owensby without pay and said he would recommend the Civilian Police Merit Board terminate his employment with the department.
Owensby was placed on paid administrative duty last fall. That’s when internal affairs investigators were first tipped off that he had allegedly mishandled evidence in at least five different cases, beginning in late 2012, according to the indictment.