A Jasper police officer under investigation for alledged misconduct has resigned from the department.
David Drew, a 10-year veteran of the department, submitted his resignation effective immediately to the city’s personnel department Thursday morning.
Drew was suspended with pay last month while the the Jasper Board of Public Works and Safety considered police chief Mike Bennett’s recommendation to terminate his employment with the city.
The recommendation was based on information obtained through an internal police department investigation as well as information obtained by the Indiana State Police about allegations regarding Drew’s conduct.
Officials have not disclosed the details of the allegations.
On Feb. 18, Drew requested a hearing concerning his employment. The hearing was held in a closed session of the public works board last Thursday.
The Board of Public Works had planned a a special meeting this morning to announce their decision on what disciplinary action will be taken against Drew but in light of this latest development that meeting was declared no longer necessary and was cancelled.
The 44-year old patrolman had been a member of the Jasper Police Department since 2003 and has had at least four other disciplinary actions taken against him. The earliest was in 2005 and the most recent was in November of last year. Two of the incidents resulted in suspensions while the other two resulted in oral reprimands.