Former GPD detective is indicted on three charges, arrested

Bayer allegedly removed opiates from the GPD. He would not say if these were taken from the department's evidence locker.

April 

A former Georgetown Police detective has been indicted on three charges that led to his resignation from the department in mid-March, GPD Assistant Chief Robert Swanigan said Thursday.Chris Bayer was arrested Thursday shortly after a Scott County grand jury indicted him on counts of theft by unlawful taking-controlled substances, first-degree possession of controlled substances-opiates and abuse of the public trust.Swanigan said the charges came about two weeks after the department received allegations against Bayer on March 21. During the course of an investigation, Bayer resigned, Swanigan said. The allegations, which led to GPD's seeking the indictment, involved Swanigan said Bayer allegedly removed opiates from the GPD. He would not say if these were taken from the department's evidence locker.He also said Bayer allegedly had in his possession opiates that belonged to someone else. The abuse of public trust charge involved $300 intended for a narcotics investigation for his own use, the indictment alleges.Swanigan said Bayer cooperated in the investigation.He was lodged in the Scott County Detention Center.

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A former Georgetown Police detective has been indicted on three charges that led to his resignation from the department in mid-March, GPD Assistant Chief Robert Swanigan said Thursday.
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