Exclusive: A Fort Wayne Police Officer Has 21 Suspensions And Is Still On The Job

By Laura Donaldson

June 30, 2010 Updated Jun 30, 2010 at 11:08 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - Indiana's NewsCenter uncovers another Fort Wayne police officer with more problems than Scott Morales, who is also still on the force.

Detective Wayne Kelly has 21 suspensions and 31 cases of disciplinary action overall.

Kelly has been on the force for 25-years. His first letter of reprimand for "improper conduct" came one-year after he began work. He received two-other letters of reprimand that year for a "failed inspection" and "tardiness for duty".

His first suspension came in 1987 for being "absent without leave". And his most recent suspension was this year for “obedience to department policies”.

Kelly received as many as three suspensions in one-year, and that happened multiple times.

None of the suspensions were for excessive force.

Fort Wayne Police Spokesperson Raquel Foster says Police Chief Rusty York was unavailable for comment Wednesday.

Indiana’s NewsCenter called all Board of Public Safety members who voted to keep suspended Officer Scott Morales on the job and did not receive a call back. We’re also waiting to hear how long each suspension with the force lasted.




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