Fort Wayne Police Officer Arrested on 2 Felony Charges & 1 Misdemeanor

Fort Wayne Police Officer Arrested on 2 Felony Charges & 1 Misdemeanor

A Fort Wayne Police Officer has been arrested. The Chief of Police said the 19 year veteran of the department was arrested on 2 felony charges and a misdemeanor.
A Fort Wayne Police Officer has been arrested.  The Chief of Police said the 19 year veteran of the department was arrested on 2 felony charges and a misdemeanor.

Officer Rogers currently sits in Allen County lockup while he awaits his trial.  The investigation is ongoing so Chief Rusty York was not able to release many details, but he did say during his years as Police Chief, he has never seen one of his officers arrested on felony charges.

"Beginning on this date, September 16, 2013, Mark Rogers was relieved of his duties as a Fort Wayne Police Officer pending the outcome of the criminal charge."

45 year old FWPD Officer Mark Rogers was arrested Monday morning.  York said in a press conference that the arrest came after about 2 weeks of investigating.

"The fact that an officer was arrested is obviously disturbing."

Rogers was arrested for a count of sexual misconduct, official misconduct, and for giving false information about the investigation.  Court documents say that on September 1st, Rogers was on patrol and picked up a woman who was driving under the influence.  The unknown victim further states that he took her to a park in Fort Wayne where the 2 had sex.

The victim says she "fully cooperated with these acts as she feared for her physical safety because she knew the defendant was a Fort Wayne Police Officer."

The 19 year veteran to Fort Wayne Police, Rogers most recently worked in crime scene management.

"I have the utmost faith in the FWPD.  We have men and women who do a terrific job everyday and again this is unfortunate that this reflects on all the great officers that we have", says Chief York.

The alleged crimes took place in Allen County Jurisdiction and the Sheriff's Department will further investigate.

Rogers has not been dismissed or fired from the FWPD but in a meeting with Chief York and the Public Board of Safety, it was agreed to place him on unpaid leave pending the ongoing investigation.
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