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Former Police Chief Reaches Plea Deal, Sentenced To Probation

Posted On August 12, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

dearborn-superior-court-bench-gavel-01312012.jpg(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – The former Aurora chief of police has been ordered to serve a year on probation after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors.

Bryan Fields, 42, was sentenced in Dearborn Superior Court I on Friday, August 9. In exchange for pleading guilty to a charge of Battery (Class A misdemeanor), prosecutors and the judge agreed to dismiss a second count of Battery and a charge of Domestic Battery (Class A misdemeanor). Fields must also pay court costs and fees.

Fields served two days in jail following his arrest. Judge Jon Cleary credited him for four days good time served.

Under the agreement, prosecutors will not oppose if Fields petitions to have the conviction expunged from his record after 1 ½ years.

The state was represented by a special prosecutor in Ripley County Prosecutor Ric Hertel. Lawrenceburg attorney Robert Ewbank served as the former police chief’s defense counsel.

Fields was arrested on December 15, 2013 after police responded to his Aurora home in reference to an alleged altercation between he, his wife, and two teenage children.

Fields resigned from the Aurora Police Department following his arrest and suspension. He had served with the department for 16 years.

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5 comments
YorkvilleI
YorkvilleI

Does this really surprise anyone"............ Hey folks it Beat Your Wife month in Aurora and if you wait 18 months between beatings it gets erased from your records and you get to have a repeat performance. Great move.. Our judicial system at its finest......

jbc47025
jbc47025

Another police officer with a get my gun back free. Can be esponged in a year and half.

Itsme1984
Itsme1984

Really that's all this low life gets for beating his wife? A regular citizen would've been made an example of. I'm sure this guy had choice things to say to other that he himself would arrest for the same offense. Dearborn County is crooked. I'm sure he prob rolled over on someone or something going on in the dept or city of aurora to get this slap on the hand.

KarmaTrain
KarmaTrain

Its OK to beat your wife if you're a cop huh?

llahwk
llahwk

THAT ALL???JUSTICE SERVED AGAIN IN DEARBORN COUNTY!