Former police chief charged

From Local Sources

GEORGETOWN — The former police chief of Georgetown, a Floyd County community northwest of the Louisville area, has been charged with official misconduct after a seven-month investigation.

In September, Indiana State Police Detective Craig Starr was assigned the investigation after Georgetown authorities requested an investigation into possible misuse or misappropriation of department funds.

Starr, a detective with the ISP Organized Crime and Corruption unit, was assisted by a forensic examiner from the Indiana State Board of Accounts. Among the findings, the investigation and subsequent audit revealed more than $8,000 in tow-in fees that were not deposited with the town clerk-treasurer as required.

Former police chief Dennis Kunkle was charged Thursday with Level 6 felony official misconduct and misdemeanor failure to deposit public funds and conversion.

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