VINCENNES, Ind. (WTWO) – The Vincennes Police Department is the focus of an FBI investigation.
Now, the status of the Vincennes Police Chief has changed following a federal search warrant.
Vincennes Mayor Joe Yochum released a statement this afternoon, confirming that Police Chief Dusty luking is on paid administrative leave after the FBI issued a search warrant at Vincennes Police Department.
The FBI field office in Indianapolis confirms the search at the department was executed Wednesday.
While there are no current details on the FBI investigation itself, the mayor says Chief Luking will remain on paid administrative leave until the investigation ends.
Mayor Yochum adds that the city is continuing to serve the public in the meantime with Assistant Chief Terry Johnson overseeing the department’s daily operations.
“Vincennes Police Department will continue to operate as normal. We will continue to offer services to the public and to ensure safety to the citizens of Vincennes. We’re open 24 hours a day, we’re manned all the time. If people need us, please reach out to us.”
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana is unable to comment at this time.
VINCENNES, Ind. (WEHT) – The Vincennes Police Chief has been put on paid administrative leave.
On July 31st, FBI agents served a search warrant on the Vincennes Police Department, and while the investigation continues and until it’s over, Chief Dusty Luking will be put on paid administrative leave. That’s according to the Mayor’s Office.
Few details have been released as to why Chief Luking is on paid administrative leave.
Assistant Chief Terry Johnson will be handling daily operations for the time being.
We will continue to follow this story and update information as it becomes available.
(This story was originally published on August 1, 2019)