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Retirement approved for Elkhart Police detective awaiting sentencing for harassment

NOW: Retirement approved for Elkhart Police detective awaiting sentencing for harassment

ELKHART, Ind.—The Police Merit Commission has approved the retirement for an Elkhart Police detective who is awaiting sentencing for harassment and breaking and entering charges.

The commission approved the retirement of Scott Hupp, a 20 year veteran of the department, during a meeting September 23.

Hupp’s last day with the department was July 31.

“Obviously, there’s things that you can do that can affect your retirement but a lot of that depends on where you’re at with your career, what you do. In this case, he applied for a pension, that pension was granted by the state. Therefore, on July 31st, he was officially a retiree from the Elkhart Police Department. Moving forward, he’ll have to deal with whatever criminal process there is left but it doesn’t have anything to do with what the Elkhart Police Department does,” said Elkhart Police Chief Chris Snyder.

Hupp pleaded guilty to one count of residential breaking and entering and two counts of harassment by means of a telephone call earlier this month.

The charges followed an investigation into a break in that happened at Hupp’s ex-wife’s home in July 2018.

Hupp is scheduled to be sentenced on November 22.

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