State Police asked to review anonymous complaint against Warsaw Police Chief

Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer has asked Indiana State Police to review an allegation made against Warsaw Police Chief Scott Whitaker.

A press release was issued by the City of Warsaw Tuesday morning that reads as follows:

“On January 25, Chief of Police Scott Whitaker was traveling in his personal car and was off duty.  He encountered what appeared to be an impaired driver.  He phoned Central Dispatch immediately and requested on-duty response.  After the vehicle stopped, Chief Whitaker initiated an investigation, patrol arrived, and the incident was managed to closure.

There were no complaints reported or filed from the incident.

On February 7, Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer was made aware of anonymous allegations regarding the incident.  Less than 24 hours later, the City notified Indiana State Police (ISP) to review all materials pertinent to the incident.  Historically, whenever there is a question regarding the Chief of Police, ISP is notified to review the information and then conduct an investigation, if warranted.

At this time, no details of the incident will be released pending review by the Indiana State Police.”

Thallemer says it is standard to have State Police conduct a review.