Inoreader – An Elkhart Police Officer Was Convicted of Drunken Driving — Then the Chief Promoted Him

Despite the charge and conviction, Roundtree was never disciplined by Windbigler, according to Roundtree’s personnel file. Instead, Windbigler promoted Roundtree to detective this June, less than a year after the guilty plea. The command staff neglected to inform the oversight commission of the move, even though the commission must approve such promotions, according to Jim Rieckhoff, the commission’s chairman. He says the oversight panel was notified of the promotion in a letter this week from Todd Thayer, the acting police chief. Rieckhoff also seemed unaware until told by a reporter Thursday that Roundtree had pleaded guilty.

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