West Chester Police officer indicted on obstruction charges

WEST CHESTER, OH (FOX19) - Officer David Busemeyer of West Chester Police Department was indicted by a Butler County Grand Jury on obstruction charges Thursday afternoon.

West Chester Police Lt. Col. Dave Kelly announced that Busemeyer was indicted on the charges of attempted tampering with evidence, a fourth degree felony, obstructing official business, a fifth degree felony and obstructing justice, a fifth degree felony.

"As soon as information was obtained regarding possible misconduct, Officer Busemeyer's police powers were immediately suspended, this is an ongoing investigation in conjunction with the Butler County Prosecutor's office," Kelly said.

According to Lt. Col. Kelly, the investigation into Detective Busemeyer has been going on for about a month. Detective Busemeyer has since been suspended of his police powers and is on paid administrative leave.

"The West Chester Police Department and its officers uphold the highest standards of professional integrity, deviation from this standard are not tolerated," Kelly said.

Butler County Prosecutor Mike Gmoser says the case involves the illegal release of classified information to an individual, happening in September of this year.

Busemeyer has been with the West Chester Police Department for 9 years, he will be summoned for an arraignment date.

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