GREENWOOD, Ind. (WISH) – A Greenwood police officer was fired Friday after dozens of reprimands, according to 24-Hour News 8’s partners, The Daily Journal.
The Greenwood Police Department said officer Paula Redd was fired for not completing police reports, arriving late to work and not investigating possible crimes. Redd had been an officer for 14 years.
Her firing was requested by Chief John Laut and the recommendations of officers who worked with or supervised her. Police had a nine-hour meeting where officers testified and attorneys for both sides presented their case.
Redd was suspended, verbally reprimanded or reprimanded in writing 44 times since she training as a new police officer at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 2000.
She didn’t respond to police reports filed online, including a resident’s concern that a protective order was being violated, which could have been dangerous, Laut said. He also said Redd lied to him about completing reports and burdened other officers who had to work shifts with her when she repeatedly showed up late to work
She also talked over and over about personal problems, which hampered other officers’ work, he said.
The Daily Journal reports Sgt. Jeffrey McCorkle, Redd’s supervisor for nearly seven years, said he’s only suspended an officer one time in almost 20 years working for the police department, and that officer was Redd.