Court documents show ISP Trooper committed battery against co-worker

Master Trooper Michael Meiser
Master Trooper Michael Meiser(Staff)
Published: May. 9, 2022 at 11:57 AM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - A probable cause sheds more light on the arrest of an Indiana State Trooper (ISP) on Thursday who was charged with battery.

Master Trooper Michael Meiser, 43, a 16-year state police veteran, was booked into the Miami County Jail on May 5, 2022, after investigators found cause to arrest him, state police said.

A probable cause says a female ISP officer was at a firearms training event with Trooper Meiser and six other firearms instructors when the officer said two incidents happened during the training event that involved Trooper Meiser. Probable cause documents say at one point Trooper Meiser was standing very close behind her and sniffed her. The officer said she felt uncomfortable, “creeped out”, and annoyed by his actions.

The court documents say that a second incident happened when Trooper Meiser dropped some money. The female officer says she reached down to pick up the money when Trooper Meiser grabbed the back of her head and pulled her towards his groin telling her, “Here’s a way for you to earn the money” while thrusting his groin towards the officer’s head.

The probable cause documents say Trooper Meiser admitted that he did commit the actions and other witnesses confirmed that the events took place. Court documents say Trooper Meiser stated that his actions were in fact a battery by the definition of Indiana State Law.

State Police say Meiser has bonded out and is assigned administrative duties until the investigation is completed.

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