The following was sent to the Bloomingtonian Friday:
|INDIANA STATE POLICE
8620 E. 21st Street
Indianapolis, IN 46219 www.in.gov/isp FOR RELEASE: Upon Receipt CONTACT:
Sgt. John Perrine
Public Information Officer
317-899-8287 DATE: September, 1, 2023
|Plainfield, IN – At the request of the Plainfield Police Department, the Indiana State Police opened an investigation into an allegation of official misconduct by a Plainfield Police Officer.
Indiana State Police Detectives received information June 24, 2023 about the allegations against Officer Valentin Khazin, who was employed by the Plainfield Police Department at the time. Thursday, August 30, 2023 ISP Dectives turned their findings over to the Hendricks County Prosecutor who subsequently filed charges of Official Misconduct a Level 6 Felony and False informing a Class A Misdemeanor. According to investigators, Khazin attempted to coerce a citizen to make false accusations against another police officer.
A summons was requested and granted by the courts for Mr. Khazin “due to the safety of the defendant, as the state has not yet reviewed all cases in which the defendant was the arresting officer or participate in and there may still be defendants in the jail on those cases”.
All crimes mentioned in this release are alleged and all suspects are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.