MPD officer Garn indicted on 40 Counts, see what they are saying here!


Saying…anything from a mistake, setup, bigger fish, the rest of us who know better say…Business as usual – MUST READ COMMENTS. I’m just curious what the infamous Drew Tyler THEY won’t expose has to say? He/She says PROVE IT – ROTFLMAO?

I have been saying for YEARS NOW, THEY find Drew Tyler they find the MASTERMIND behind all the Corruption here, but hey! – the people of Mansfield are ok with this crap, right?


Mansfield police officer indicted on 40 counts

Surely THEY will say this is a smear campaign by the MNJ, so what about Fox8 Cleveland?

Surely THEY will say this is a smear campaign by the MNJ, so what about Fox8 Cleveland?

Mark Caudill 5:32 p.m. EST February 12, 2015

MANSFIELD – Twenty-five of the 40 charges against Mansfield police Officer Mike Garn are felonies.

The most serious is burglary, a second-degree felony. Garn, 41, was indicted on charges of unauthorized use of the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway database (17 counts), dereliction of duty (14 counts), burglary, trespass into a habitation, attempted gross sexual imposition, attempted sexual battery, menacing by stalking, tampering with evidence (two counts), sexual battery and public indecency. The most serious was burglary? What about tampering evidence, covering up a drug dealer or user and keeping the drugs – what did he do with this? Then there’s the sex crime, Burglary is the most serious, are YOU serious Mark? Appears FOX8 Cleveland reporters have you beat on this one! – Fox8 Story!!!!!

Fox8 Video – very different telling of the story?

The indictment was unsealed Thursday.

Garn surrendered to authorities around noon Thursday. He has been on paid administrative leave since Nov. 26.

“The city administration and the prosecutor’s office will work it out as to what direction we go from here,” city police Chief Ken Coontz said. “Obviously, the outcome of the indictments will determine what happens.”

Richland County Prosecutor Bambi Couch Page said there were a number of complaints against Garn.

“They (police) conducted an investigation and brought the charges to our office for review,” she said.

Coontz said there were allegations of police misconduct.

“As the detectives started investigating, the case mushroomed into multiple areas, which eventually resulted in a 40-count indictment,” the chief said.

Coontz said the initial complaint dealt with a conversation that implied evidence could be destroyed in exchange for a sexual favor.

Seventeen of the counts dealt with the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway, an electronic information network used by law enforcement. Those charges are fifth-degree felonies.

The 14 counts of dereliction of duty are second-degree misdemeanors. The first of those counts alleges Garn “did negligently fail to prevent or halt the commission of an offense or to apprehend the offender.”

The other 13 counts of dereliction allege Garn “did recklessly fail to perform a duty expressly imposed by law with respect to the public servant’s office or recklessly do any act expressly forbidden by law.”

Coontz said Garn’s fellow officers took the allegations seriously.

“The investigation came about from information that was relayed to officers who then alerted police administration,” Coontz said. “We’re very proud that our department is ethical and has integrity.”

Police detectives investigated Garn.

“As embarrassing as this is, we’re very proud that we have high standards here,” Coontz said. “We won’t tolerate police misconduct. Neither will fellow officers.”

Garn was hired in 2008.

Prior to coming to the Mansfield Police Department, Garn had been a patrol officer with the Ashland Police Department since 2003. Before that, he was a deputy with the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office.

mcaudill@gannett. com


Twitter: @MNJCaudill


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Clydesdale Del · Top Commenter

Good work, guys. You have not forgotten Charlie’s bad example.

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Nathan Miller · Doggystyle lol! at Master of Ceremonies

Can”t wait till he just gets probation as his sentence

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Brent Busch · Top Commenter · Works at Low Voltage Technician

Corrupt piggy.

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Kim N Randy Modde · Enderby, British Columbia

What a dirt bag

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Jhan Smith · Buckeye Central High School

Why are they paying him. Mansfields finest rotten to the core

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Marjorie Cunningham Wow

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Stephanie Dudley Brockway *

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Sam Hout Becca Knipp

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Wendy Hinkle Erica Yenni

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Ruthy Brown Ricky Brown

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Laura Rickert Smh

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Kiana Smith I bet he won’t do a day.. Justice system will fail us again

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Kyle ShaBam Good. We Need good cops here

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Bethany Cetinich Ashley Miller

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Ashley Miller I know I seen this!!!!! Wow smh lol

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Jennifer Tackett Believe me, I’ve been witness to his actions. He likes to throw around racial slurs for sure! Hopefully he gets what is deserved. Now go after all the other crooks.

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Aaron Bryant Mike was always good to me. ALWAYS!!!! People make mistakes!!!!

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Janel Givens Aberts Lol, 40 mistakes…??

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Melissa Clark Greenwald ^^^^rite!!!! SMH??!! And this is why we have”crooks” being cops….”mistakes”….all 40

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Aaron Bryant Your entitled to your own opinion as well.

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Aaron Bryant Again, I was simply stating my personal opinion and experiences. I was not trying to justify Mikes actions whatsoever. Guilty or not. People get caught up and bury themselves. You don’t know his struggle. You’d feel different if he was a friend or family. Even if there WAS proof he is guilty.

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Phil Sydnor No, they actually ALWAYS say cops are only human. Drew Tyler their mastermind always says prove it and ROTFLMAO yet LEO’s can care less who Drew is?

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Bekah Spotts So sorry for him and his family he may not have been perfect but is a good guy try to remember this guy has a kid and you dont know if he really did something wrong or if its just another example of big fish eats little fish

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James Salts You should not fell sorry for a scumbag like him

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Michael Anthony And you should learn how to spell James

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Phil Sydnor Yes, potential fall guy. The good news?, unlike our Prosecutor he didn’t shoot himself.

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Janel Givens Aberts I think them indicting one of their own kinda proves he did something..come on now…

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Bekah Spotts I know for a fact hes not a perfect cop he let the power get to his head some times but over all hes a good person and I think that theres more to this then meets the eye

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Samuel Luce Im sure hell get rehired like they always do

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Janel Givens Aberts Yeah, that’s what’s sad is it all goes to their head and get on that power trip and forget where they came from..this may just be his karma..

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Melissa Clark Greenwald HE should’ve remembered he had a kid!!! Smh

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Christy Hatfield Keener Leave his child out of it! What’s wrong with you!

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Bekah Spotts Me??

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Wolfgang Ingalls Nebelwerfer I’m gonna try to act surprised here.

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4 Responses to MPD officer Garn indicted on 40 Counts, see what they are saying here!

  1. Crystal Crockford says:

    I believe he had done more then just what there saying, I hope he gets put in prison and sees how life really works when your a dirty cop ……..God does not like ugly

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