Criminal charges never presented in ticket writing case

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INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 28, 2015) – The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office was never presented with evidence that a Speedway police officer falsified the number of traffic tickets he was writing during his participation in a federal grant program.

A spokesman for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department told FOX59 News that possible theft charges against Officer Mike Clupper were referred to the prosecutor but not filed.

Clupper was suspended for 35 days by Speedway Police Chief James Campbell for an unspecified violation of General Orders.

IMPD confirmed that Clupper misrepresented the tickets he allegedly wrote while working overtime for the Marion County Traffic Safety Partnership, a federally funded program.

Clupper was alleged to have falsified his work product during six separate shifts.

A prosecutor’s spokeswoman told FOX59 News that the case was never presented to the office for review.