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Marion County sheriff sues Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Marion County sheriff has filed a lawsuit against the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board.

Sheriff Kerry Forestal says he’s repeatedly asked the board to accept deputies for Indiana Law Enforcement Academy training only to be turned down.

Forestal says his deputies need the training to comply with state law.

Forestal points out the sheriff’s office is responsible for court security, the jail and serving warrants on wanted individuals.

The training board wouldn’t discuss the lawsuit but issued this statement:

The Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board is aware of the intent by Marion County Sheriff Kerry Forestal to file a lawsuit against this Board but has not yet received any formal court documents. At this time, it would be inappropriate to discuss these matters publicly until and after the legal process has been exhausted, and a decision has been rendered by the court. This Board would never make any decisions which would have a detrimental impact on public safety.

Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board