Seymour Police Chief could be put on administrative leave

Seymour Mayor Craig Luedeman is recommending to his city’s department of public works and safety that it put Police Chief Bill Abbott on leave. The mayor made the announcement Tuesday at the request of Indiana State Police investigators.

This action comes on the heels of another investigation by Indiana State Police into the activities of Capt. Carl Lamb. The 32-year department veteran is facing accusations of official misconduct, including ghost employment. Results will be forwarded to the Jackson County Prosecutor’s office for consideration.

Specifics of the allegations have not been released and there has been no indication that the Abbott and Lamb cases are related.