Elkhart County Sheriff's Office releases statement about complaint filed against detective

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. - The Elkhart County Sheriff's Office released a statement Thursday morning in response to inquiries referencing an investigation involving an Elkhart County deputy.

According to city officials, Elkhart Police Chief Kris Seymour filed a complaint against Detective Joshua Whitehead. The complaint allegedly stemmed from an incident at a homeowner's association meeting.

Sheriff Jeff Siegel released the following statement:

“On the evening of September 8th, 2022, I received a phone call from Chief Seymore requesting an investigation be completed into the conduct of Detective Whitehead. Chief Seymore advised that he and Detective Whitehead were involved in an argument taking place at an off-duty neighborhood event. Based on the information I was provided by Chief Seymore I contacted the Indiana State Police that evening to investigate. I have been updated on the investigation and it is with the Prosecutor’s Office. All further questions or inquiries should be directed to the Elkhart County Prosecutor.”

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