Patrol officer Laura Schook, who says she will have served exactly 19 years with the agency today, presented her grievances, for a second time, to the New Albany Police Merit Commission Thursday night.
With NAPD Chief Sherri Knight sitting alongside the merit commission members, Schook approached a lectern and made the following statement.
“In March of this year, I stood before you, and I advised you of several problems occurring within this department, including possible serious criminal conduct by members of this department; an alleged, corrupt police administration; and a facilitation of a discriminative, hostile work environment.
“After this was brought to your attention, the alleged offenders were allowed to investigate themselves. I am asking this honorable commission to consider asking the state police to take this investigation over so it can be conducted in an uncorrupt, unbiased manner. Thanks for considering my request.”