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IMPD Officer Arrested, Charged With Obstruction of Justice

Officer Francisco Olmos is accused of deleting data from a victim's cell phone at a crime scene, including texts between himself and the victim.

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Police Department says a 10-year veteran of their department has been arrested and charged with interfering with a death investigation.

Officer Francisco Olmos is accused of accessing the cell phone of a female suicide victim and deleting texts and data, including text messages they had exchanged.

On Nov. 2, 2015, an 18-year-old woman committed suicide at her home. Marion Co. Prosecutors say she was an IMPD Explorer -- a member of an IMPD program that allows kids to explore careers in law enforcement -- and had known Olmos for about nine months. Olmos later told investigators that he and the woman "communicated almost every day". 

Court documents say Olmos went to the crime scene while off-duty and asked the victim's father for her cell phone. He erased the texts and data, then gave the phone back. The information was recovered by a member of the IMPD Digital Forensic Unit.

Olmos was arrested and charged this morning with Obstruction of Justice and Computer Trespass. He has been suspended without pay and will likely be fired.

(Photo by RTV6.)

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