Anderson police chief eliminated after dispute with state trooper – Indiana Information

ANDERSON, Ind. (WTHR) — Tony Watters has been eliminated as chief of the Anderson Police Division.

In keeping with our companions at The Herald Bulletin, Anderson Mayor Tom Broderick Jr. despatched an e-mail Monday night time at 11:15 p.m. relating to Watters’ elimination.

Watters remained silent for months in regards to the arrest of his son, Anderson Police Division Ofc. Adam Watters, in June for home battery and almost being arrested himself by Indiana State Police for his conduct throughout his son’s arrest. He stated he remained silent on the mayor’s request, who’s working for re-election in November.

“I do not actually know what to say aside from I really feel just like the scapegoat of this election,” Watters informed The Herald Bulletin.

A press launch from Broderick stated motion was taken Monday night after receiving a replica of the long-awaited Indiana State Police report.

“This matter would have been resolved way back if solely the prosecutor would have launched the report back to me in a well timed trend. I don’t perceive the taking part in of politics in such an necessary matter,” Broderick stated. “I wished the complete story to have the ability to act in a good and deliberate method.”

Watters’ tenure as police chief will finish on Sunday, Oct. 13.