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Federally indicted Elkhart Police officers placed on unpaid leave

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ELKHART, Ind.—The Elkhart Board of Public Safety voted to place Elkhart Police officers Cory Newland and Joshua Titus on unpaid administrative leave on Monday.

The unanimous vote to change the two officers’ pay statuses happened during a special meeting at 9 a.m.

The two officers have been on paid administrative leave since November 2018.

The change comes just after the two officers were indicted by a federal grand jury on March 22 on civil rights violations in connection with allegations that they used excessive force against a man who was handcuffed and seated.

The incident was recorded and the video was released to the media.

Both appeared in federal court in Hammond on March 28. 

Newland entered a plea of not guilty. 

Titus appeared in court without his attorney and did not enter a plea. 

Both will appear in court again on April 4. 





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