Sheriff's deputy demoted minutes before hearing

Sheriff's Deputy demoted
Published: Sep. 15, 2015 at 8:34 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 22, 2015 at 10:26 PM EDT
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CLARK COUNTY, IN (WAVE) – A deputy who once was the face of the Clark County Sheriff's office was demoted after Sheriff Jamey Noel said she mishandled evidence.

Tuesday, Deputy Rachael Lee and Noel came to an agreement minutes before a hearing to decide her fate.

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Sheriff Noel's allegations included insubordination, conduct unbecoming of an officer and that she mishandled evidence. As part of the agreement Lee admitted to some of the claims, according to the merit board.

The proceedings lasted less than 10 minutes.

Lee was reduced in rank to lieutenant and her salary was reduced by about $200 a month, the Sheriff's attorney explained.

She was never accused of committing any criminal acts.

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