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Allen Co. Sheriff seeks termination of officer for alleged harassment

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ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO): Allen County Sheriff David Gladieux is seeking the dismissal of Officer Johnny Gerardot, a 25-year veteran of the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, due to alleged harassment.

According to Sheriff Gladieux, Geradot was allegedly harassing Mackenzie Thorpe, who had dated one of his relatives, according to the News-Sentinel.

A harassment report was filed by Thorpe, an intern at the Allen County Court Library. According to a statement by Gladieux, which will be considered by the Sheriff’s Merit Board, Thorpe was “receiving harassing contacts from Officer Gerardot and other family members following the end of their relationship . . . threatening legal action and that Officer Gerardot attempted to intimidate her by entering the law library while she was at work and later visited her other place of employment.”

During an investigation, Gladiuex wrote, “Officer Garardot subsequently completed a polygraph examination which indicated deception in his statements…”

This is not the first time Gerardot’s conduct has been questioned. Records show Gerardot has been disciplined by the Sheriff’s Department once in 2001, again in 2009 and the last written discipline was filed in 2014.

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