Indianapolis Colts

Colts re-sign Walker to practice squad as possible backup QB

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have signed quarterback Phillip Walker to the practice squad and claimed cornerback Ryan Lewis off waivers from Buffalo.

Walker spent most of the last two seasons on Indy’s practice squad and could serve as Jacoby Brissett’s backup for the first two games. The Colts have been searching for another quarterback since Andrew Luck announced his surprise retirement Aug. 24.

The only other quarterback on the roster, Chad Kelly, must serve a two-game league-imposed suspension.

Lewis split time on the practice squad and active roster the last two seasons with Buffalo, New England, Buffalo and Arizona. He has 13 career tackles in seven games.

To make room for Lewis, the Colts waived veteran cornerback Chris Milton, a key player on special teams.

Offensive tackle Jackson Barton, cornerback Jalen Collins, receiver Ashton Dulin, guard Jake Eldrenkamp and linebacker Skai Moore also will be on Indy’s practice squad.


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.