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Aurora officially parts ways former police chief

By Brad Underwood – bio | email

AURORA, IN (FOX19) –The city of Aurora has officially parted ways with officer and former police chief Dana Cotton.

The board of public works and safety held an emergency meeting Monday night. It ended with the dismissal of Cotton.

A statement released after the meeting by Aurora Mayor Donnie Hastings says that decision is based on the information revealed in the investigation into Cotton's actions as Police Chief.

"The Board of Public Works and Safety felt it was necessary to take decisive action to ensure the public that officer misconduct will not be tolerated," Hastings says.

Cotton resigned as Chief back in July.

In September, The Indiana State Police began the investigation, shortly after Cotton was put on administrative paid leave.

Last week, Cotton was indicted by a Grand Jury and three days later was charged with three felonies and one misdemeanor. Now the Aurora Police Department says it's time to move on.

"We just continue to move forward and provide a professional service to the citizens and hopefully we can regain their confidence and trust and I think we will," Current police chief Bryan Fields says.

Court documents show that cotton profited from a personal business while working for the police department, stole money from the city, and took tires off a wrecked police cruiser and placed them on his personal car.

Cotton's felony charges include, official misconduct, conflict of interest and theft. The misdemeanor charge is conversion.

Cotton was chief of police for seven years and now is waiting for his pre-trial.

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