• Former Brazil City Police Chief Arrested

    January 06, 2011 No comments

    Clay County—The Criminal Investigation Division of the Indiana State Police has concluded an investigation into criminal allegations involving federal grant money by former Brazil City Police Chief Terry Harrison. The allegations were provided to the Indiana State Police by the Clay County Prosecutor’s Office in May of 2009.

    The investigation revealed that Terry Harrison, in July of 2008 during his tenure as the Chief of Police for the City of Brazil, allegedly received grant money funds from the Indiana University Automotive Safety Program in the amount of $2000.00. The money was received in the form of a check, allegedly cashed by then Police Chief Harrison, and ultimately never deposited into the official government accounts for the City of Brazil. The grant money was intended for the purpose of purchasing car safety seats for children. The funds in question and allegedly not deposited have since been recovered.

    Terry Harrison, age 46, of Brazil, IN was arrested by Indiana State Police detectives from the Putnamville Post around 4 p.m. this afternoon at the home of his mother. Harrison was taken into custody without incident and charged with one count of Failure to Deposit, Class B felony and one count of Official Misconduct, Class D felony. Harrison was booked into the Clay County Justice Center with bond set at $10,000, 10 % acceptable.

    The investigation was conducted by Indiana State Police Detective Brian Smith. He was assisted by the Clay County Prosecutor’s Office and the special prosecutor assigned to this case, Timothy Bookwalter, Prosecutor of Putnam County.

    Terry Harrison is no longer an employee of the Brazil Police Department and any questions concerning his past employment should be directed to the City of Brazil Administration.

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