Michael Barthelemy

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Service Record

Lafayette Indiana Police Department

Rank Officer (June 3, 2005)[1], Detective (February 2017)[2]
Dates of Service Hired in June 2005.[2]
Salary $80,226 (2023)[3]
Last Known Status Active

Incident Reports

2009 Use of Language

A juvenile was arrested for throwing eggs. Barthelemy called the juvenile a "piece of s---".[4]

Response Timeline

In 2009, Barthelemy was written up for the incident.[4]

2012 Harassment of Timothy Vander Plaats

Response Timeline

In January 2013, Vander Plaats sued the city, the department, and Barthelemy.[4]

In February 2012, Barthelemy was written up for engaging in conduct unbecoming an officer.[5]

The court ruled against Vander Plaats as the officers were not acting under the color of state law.[6]

On May 4, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals rejected Vander Plaats' appeal.[6]

In August 2016, the city paid $20,000 to settle the lawsuit.[7]

LEO Ratings


  1. 2017 Annual Report, Lafayette Police Department, 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 Michael Barthelemy, LinkedIn
  3. Michael Barthelemy A, Lafayette Civil City, Detective, govSalaries
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Mikel Livingston, Lawsuit: Indiana cops threatened to kill civilian, Lafayette Journal & Courier, 2015-04-17
  5. Kyle Bloyd, New request in case against Lafayette, 2 LPD officers, WISH, 2015-04-16
  6. 6.0 6.1 Timothy Vander Plaats v. Michael Barthelemy, U.S. Court of Appeals, 2016-05-04
  7. Joseph Paul, $20K paid in suit against Lafayette officers, Journal & Courier, 2016-08-29

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