MADISON, IN (WAVE) – Dozens of criminal cases in Indiana are being dismissed
after the arrest of a City of Madison police officer.
Wednesday night the Madison Police Merit Board made the decision to suspend Officer
Josh Abbott without pay pending a court hearing his lawyer requested, challenging the
Merit Board's authority to fire him.
Chief Dan Thurston confirmed Abbott's suspension. Abbott was arrested February
3 on felony
domestic violence charges. Despite other run-ins with the law, Abbott
was allowed to be a police officer.
County Prosecutor Chad Lewis said charges will be dropped in 63 cases, including 8 felonies and
19 drunken driving cases,
A court date
for Abbott to challenge the board's decision has not been set.
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