Cory Newland

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Service Record

Elkhart Indiana Police Department

Rank Corporal
Dates of Service 2008[1] - August 30, 2022[2]
Salary $73,415 (2018)[3]
Last Known Status Resigned[2]

Incident Reports

2009 Unprofessional Conduct

In 2009, Newland used profanity toward a member of the public while responding to a call.[1]

Response Timeline

The chief called Newland's behavior "very rude and unprofessional", noted that it was not the first allegation of "verbally loosing (sic) control", recommended that Newland seek anger management counseling, and suspended Newland for one day.[1]

2010 Vehicle Crash

Response Timeline

In 2010, Newland was suspended for causing a vehicle crash.[1]

2011 Unprofessional Conduct

In 2011, Newland arrested a woman after catching her having sex with her boyfriend in a car.[1]

Newland sent the woman a friend request on social media, and several messages asking to "hang out".[1]

Response Timeline

Newland was suspended for three days for conduct unbecoming an officer.[1]

2012 Unprofessional Conduct

In February 2012, Newland made an obscene gesture to another driver and drove recklessly.[1]

Response Timeline

Newland was suspended for one day and warned that another incident could result in termination.[1]

2012 Policy Violation

Newland failed to turn on his recording equipment during "numerous calls and traffic stops".[1]

Response Timeline

In February 2012, Newland was suspended for three days.[1]

2013 Policy Violation

Newland failed to fully investigate a domestic violence report by a woman who told Newland that her husband had hit her.[1]

Newland initially told his supervisors that the woman had not alleged being hit, but only that there was "some pushing involved".[1]

The incident was captured on an audio recording.[1]

Response Timeline

In 2013, Newland was suspended for 35 days for violating department policy and placing the prosecution of the case in jeopardy.[1]

2018 Assault of Mario Ledesma

Response Timeline

In June 2018, Newland was reprimanded by the department.[1]

On November 2, 2018, Newland was indicted by the state on charges of misdemeanor battery.[1]

On November 2, 2018, Newland was placed on paid administrative leave.[1][4]

On March 21, 2019, Newland was indicted by a federal grand jury for deprivation of rights under color of law for using excessive force against Ledesma. Newland faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.[5][4]

On April 1, 2019, Newland was placed on unpaid administrative leave.[2]

On May 9, 2019, the state charges against Newland were dismissed in lieu of the federal charges.[6]

In August 2022, Newland pleaded guilty to one count of deprivation of rights under color of law, and admitted that the assault and use of force was "was unjustified and unlawful". Newland agreed to a 15-month sentence and an unspecified amount of restitution.[2][7][8]

On August 30, 2022, Newland resigned.[2]

In December 2022, Newland was sentenced to three months in prison, followed by 12 months of probation.[7]

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