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Judge revives ex-Indiana trooper’s suit over murder trials

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago-based appeals court has revived a federal lawsuit brought against investigators by a former Indiana State Police trooper convicted twice but later acquitted of killing his wife and two young children.

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that David Camm, who spent 13 years in prison, could pursue damages for some of his constitutional claims, including that officials suppressed evidence that a forensics investigator wasn’t qualified.

A lower court tossed the lawsuit last year, finding Camm’s $30 million case hadn’t offered adequate proof for any claims. The 7th Circuit concurred with some of the lower court’s findings.

Jurors acquitted Camm in 2013 in the 2000 shooting deaths of 35-year-old Kim Camm, 7-year-old Brad and 5-year-old Jill. They were killed at their Georgetown home in southern Indiana.

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2 Columbus police officers arrested, facing charges of misconduct, ghost employment

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) — Two Columbus police officers have been arrested on multiple charges including official misconduct and ghost employment.

According to Indiana State Police, Dan Meister and Ron May were arrested for allegedly working off-duty security jobs while also working on duty with the Columbus Police Department. An investigation into the officers began in November 2018 after a request was made by the Columbus Police Department.

Lt. Dan Meister and Sgt. Ron May allegedly worked overlapping shifts for both the police department and Columbus Regional Hospital between February 2015 and August 2018. The officers were paid by CPD and the hospital for the same hours worked on multiple occasions.

Meister had overlapped hours on 52 different occasions and May overlapped on 62 occasions, investigators say.

The investigation was turned over to a special prosecutor and arrest warrants were issued for the men on Friday. They were arrested Friday afternoon without incident and taken to the Bartholomew County Jail, police say.

Both officers are facing charges of official misconduct, ghost employment and theft.

May and Meister are expected to face initial hearings soon.

Information about how long they have worked with CPD was not immediately available.

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