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State Police investigating ghost employment involving Fishers Police Officer

Officer placed on administrative leave pending outcome of investigation
Posted at 11:26 AM, Nov 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-26 11:26:19-05

FISHERS — Indiana State Police has launched an investigation into a Fishers police officer.

Fishers Chief of Police Ed Gebhart confirmed the active investigation of Fishers Police Officer Robert Bowling regarding an allegation of ghost employment.

Ghost employment is typically when a public employee engages in work outside of their government role during their government working hours.

Chief Gebhart requested the assistance of the Indiana State Police in conducting a criminal investigation.

“The officer is currently on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of this investigation,” read a statement from the Fishers Police Department. “The Fishers Police Department will continue to assist the Indiana State Police in their process. Once completed, an internal investigation will be conducted accordingly.”

Sgt. John Perrine, with Indiana State Police, confirmed the agency is investigating a worker with the City of Fishers for “official misconduct.”

Perrine said ISP couldn’t disclose more information unless there’s an arrest or criminal charges.

“The investigation is ongoing, and we look forward to presenting our findings to the prosecutor soon,” said Perrine.

Call 6 Investigates reached out to Bowling, and we are waiting on a response.

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