Indiana police officer arrested for official misconduct

BEDFORD, Ind. (ADAMS) – There are not a lot of details about the case against a Bedford police officer. On Wednesday, the Indiana State Police arrested 38-year-old Jeremy Crane.

He’s facing one count of false reporting and one count of obstruction of justice.

Investigators say the case stems from questions about how Crane handled evidence in a case from last October.

Indiana State Police officials released the following:

Wednesday afternoon, Detectives from the Indiana State Police Organized Crime and Corruption Unit arrested Jeremy R. Crane, 38, of Bedford, following an investigation into official misconduct that allegedly occurred on October 3, 2020, in Lawrence County.

The investigation started when Bedford Chief of Police, Terry Moore, contacted the Indiana State Police after becoming suspicious about the collection of evidence during an investigation by Crane. Upon the conclusion of the investigation by Detective Craig Starr, all findings were turned over to a Special Prosecutor for review. As a result, Senior Prosecuting Attorney, David O. Thomas, filed the following two *charges in Lawrence County Court:

Official Misconduct (False Reporting), Level 6 Felony
Official Misconduct (Obstruction of Justice), Level 6 Felony
Crane was taken into custody without incident and incarcerated in the Lawrence County Jail.

All requests about his employment should be directed to Bedford Chief of Police, Terry Moore.

*Indiana State Police remind that all charges are merely allegations, and all criminal defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.