A Jasper City police officer suspended just last week is seeking a hearing in regards to his future with the department.

Last Tuesday the Jasper Board of Public Works suspended 44-year-old officer David Drew, a 10-year member of the department with pay while the board goes through the process to terminate his employment with the city. 

Drew has the right to request the hearing which was made on Monday.

The date of the hearing has not yet been set.  However, by statute, it must be held within 30 days of the request.

Drew has been on medical leave since December. The hearing will take place before the public works board and likely will be in a private session. The board must conduct its final action on the matter during a public meeting.

Jasper Police Chief Michael Bennett recommended Drew’s termination last week based on information obtained through an internal police department investigation as well as information obtained by the Indiana State Police, which has conducted an investigation into allegations regarding Drew’s conduct.

Drew has been an officer with the department since 2003. In that time, he has had at least four other disciplinary actions taken against him.