IMPD officer arrested, accused of deleting textual content messages on cell phone tied to teen’s death
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Division (IMPD) claims 1 of their officers was suspended with no spend with a advice for termination after he was arrested on many rates.
IMPD claims 10-yr veteran Francisco Olmos was arrested on Thursday and billed with obstruction of justice, a Level 6 felony, and computer trespass, a Course A misdemeanor.
He’s accused of accessing the cell cell phone of a victim in a death investigation and deleting data, together with textual content messages and social media interaction amongst them.
On Nov. 2, 2015, an 18-yr-outdated feminine committed suicide at her property. The prosecutor’s office environment claims the woman was an IMPD Explorer and had recognized Olmos for about nine months. Court docket documents display Olmos instructed investigators that he and the woman communicated practically each and every day.
The Explorer method is a collaboration work with IMPD and the Boy Scouts of The usa. It gives youth an possibility to check out a occupation in legislation enforcement, IMPD’s internet site claims. The method has been around considering that 1970.
Court docket documents display the victim joined the method at age 16 and had accomplished about 15 journey-alongs with Olmos and they would once in a while training with each other on the main trail at Fort Harrison.
Olmos instructed investigators he had occur to the woman’s property to verify on her after starting to be anxious about not obtaining a response from her after many tries.
On the day she died, she known as Olmos around noon, in accordance to court docket documents. Olmost instructed investigators she said, “‘I want you to know anything.’ I was like, what’s that? She’s like, ‘I want you to know that you are a truly good officer. You are a wonderful officer. You are gonna make a excellent SWAT officer.’”
He promises she said she could not talk to him any longer, and it wasn’t his fault. She said ‘I really like you’ in advance of hanging up the cell phone, but had never said that in advance of. He said this apprehensive him and she did not solution any far more of his phone calls.
The victim was located lifeless by her father. She had shot herself in her room even though audio was actively playing from her cell phone.
Olmos requested for her cell phone, and the father gave it to him. Prosecutors say he then accessed quite a few applications within the cell phone to delete messages and then left the cell phone at the property. The cell phone then had a password on it, which family users said was bizarre because none of them utilized a password.
Employing modern breakthroughs in cell cell phone technological innovation, detectives ended up ready to examine the cell phone. The cell phone could now be unlocked, which permitted law enforcement to look at messages once believed deleted. IMPD claims this technological innovation was not obtainable to them prior to August 2017.
The adhering to are excerpts from the messages Olmos sent her, which court docket documents display ended up recovered by law enforcement:
- “Be sure to do not do this to me. Never go around there. I am here and you said I was Here. You said you would display me. You said you would see me. Why are you accomplishing this to me. Be sure to do not go around there.”
- “How can you overlook me like I am just 1 of them.”
- “You are gonna make me search so stupid in entrance of your family. I am going to knock on your doorway”
- “I do not know what the place of ignoring me is. You make me come to feel like this is truly all my fault.”
A lot of of these messages went unread and ended up later on deleted. He has denied any sort of intimate marriage with the victim.
Forensic analysis of the teens cell phone discovered 300 phone calls amongst the two from September 19, 2015- November 2, 2015, the day of the teens death. They also discovered 177 messages from October 21, 2015-November 2, 2015. There ended up 22 phone calls positioned on the day of her death.
Investigators submitted their conclusions to IMPD Main Bryan Roach, who promptly suspended Olmos with no spend and encouraged his termination, which will be decided by the IMPD Benefit Board.
Olmos has been utilized with IMPD considering that October 2007. He was most not too long ago assigned to East District late shift.
Marion County Prosecutor, Terry Curry, said the allegations are aggravating.
“No make a difference what the motivation was, it was carefully inappropriate,” Curry said. He included, “unquestionably, we can’t identify exactly why he did it, having said that, any law enforcement officer would know that at that sort of scene, even if it was apparent at that time it was a suicide, the to start with issue that would want to be accomplished would be to notify homicide and secondly and most importantly, not to disturb anything at all which is there on the scene.”
Curry also said he isn’t going to assume extra rates in the circumstance.
His first court docket listening to is set for 8:30 a.m. Friday.