Elkhart Indiana Police Department
|Dates of Service||2008 - August 30, 2022|
|Last Known Status||Resigned|
2009 Unprofessional Conduct
In 2009, Newland used profanity toward a member of the public while responding to a call.
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.
2010 Vehicle Crash
In 2010, Newland was suspended for causing a vehicle crash.
2011 Unprofessional Conduct
In 2011, Newland arrested a woman after catching her having sex with her boyfriend in a car.
Newland sent the woman a friend request on social media, and several messages asking to "hang out".
Newland was suspended for three days for conduct unbecoming an officer.
2012 Unprofessional Conduct
In February 2012, Newland made an obscene gesture to another driver and drove recklessly.
Newland was suspended for one day and warned that another incident could result in termination.
2012 Policy Violation
Newland failed to turn on his recording equipment during "numerous calls and traffic stops".
In February 2012, Newland was suspended for three days.
2013 Policy Violation
Newland failed to fully investigate a domestic violence report by a woman who told Newland that her husband had hit her.
Newland initially told his supervisors that the woman had not alleged being hit, but only that there was "some pushing involved".
The incident was captured on an audio recording.
In 2013, Newland was suspended for 35 days for violating department policy and placing the prosecution of the case in jeopardy.
2018 Assault of Mario Ledesma
In June 2018, Newland was reprimanded by the department.
On November 2, 2018, Newland was indicted by the state on charges of misdemeanor battery.
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.
On April 1, 2019, Newland was placed on unpaid administrative leave.
On May 9, 2019, the state charges against Newland were dismissed in lieu of the federal charges.
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.
On August 30, 2022, Newland resigned.
In December 2022, Newland was sentenced to three months in prison, followed by 12 months of probation.
- Christian Sheckler, Two Indiana Police Officers to be Charged After Video Shows Them Beating Handcuffed Man, ProPublica, 2018-11-02
- Melissa Hudson, Elkhart Police officer resigns after pleading guilty in federal court, ABC 57, 2022-09-07
- Cory Newland J, Corporal, Elkhart Civil City (Elkhart), govSalaries
- Christian Sheckler, Elkhart police officers indicted on federal charges in beating of handcuffed man, South Bend Tribune, 2019-03-22
- Two Elkhart, Indiana, Police Officers Charged With Federal Civil Rights Offense, U.S. Attorney's Office, 2019-03-22
- State Charges Dismissed So Federal Case Can Proceed Against Elkhart Officers In Beating Case, WVPE, 2019-05-09
- Marek Mazurek, Former Elkhart police officer to serve three months in prison for punching handcuffed man, South Bend Tribune, 2022-12-13
- Marek Mazurek, Former Elkhart police officer pleads guilty in federal court to beating handcuffed man, South Bend Tribune, 2022-09-07