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What’s next for Luck’s Colts banner at Lucas Oil Stadium?

Colts Watch: What will happen to Andrew Luck banner on Lucas Oil Stadium?

Jenny Dreasler | News 8 at 10 p.m. (modified package)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Andrew Luck is officially off the Colts, but he’s still at Lucas Oil Stadium in a big way.

His banner still hangs on the north side of Lucas Oil Stadium. But for how long?

It’s a decision that has to be in line with the Colts organization, but also with the team’s fanbase.

“They should take it down,” said Colts fan Larry Green.

“He needs to stay at Lucas Oil Stadium,” said Colts fan Nakia Cheatam.

After the curtain fell on Luck’s NFL career on Saturday night, because of his lower leg, the rain fell Monday on his banner outside the stadium.

Everyone News 8 talked to had an opinion what should be done with the giant picture.

“Give it to him!” said one fan.

The picture of the 29-year-old hangs in one of four slots on the side of the stadium. The others are occupied by a Colts horseshoe logo, T.Y. Hilton and Adam Vinatieri.

So what should be done with the image of the man’s face when the man is no longer the face of the organization?

“The banner should be held right above the field so that it’s always a remembrance and you can always see the sign,” said Colts fan Antonia Garrett.

“They should bring it down and put it back up inside and then put the starting quarterback (Jacoby) Brissett’s out there,” said Colts fan Jessie Scott.

So, the current starting quarterback or maybe a former starting quarterback?

“We wouldn’t have Lucas Oil Stadium if it wasn’t for Petyon Manning. It will always be his house,” said Colts fan Paul Johnson.

Others we talked to are hoping the team finds a way to pay tribute to Luck and his time here in Indianapolis.

“The banner should say ‘Thank you No. 12’ so that everyone can see,” Garrett said.

“Time will tell. He might just get better and come on back,” Scott said.

According to the team, there are multiple options for the display on the side of the stadium, but none are official. There also is no timeline on when the decision will be made on what to do with the banner or when it will happen.

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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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