Fort Wayne Police Chief Steve Reed issued the following statement today regarding the arrest of officer Andrew Beck:
As Chief of the Fort Wayne Police Department I am shocked and disturbed over these allegations and I want to ensure the community that this behavior will never be tolerated within this agency.
When I was notified by the Allen County Sheriff's Office that there may be a criminal matter involving one of my employees I moved to be as forthcoming with any information that we had to assist in the matter. The Allen County Sheriff and the Indiana State Police have handled this investigation and have arrested the offender.
At this point I will be requesting to move Beck to an unpaid status and will seek termination after it is adjudicated. Our department will continue its efforts make Fort Wayne a safe community and will never stop moving in a positive direction toward that goal.
Chief Steve Reed
Fort Wayne Police Department