Indiana State Police Officer faces perjury and official misconduct allegations

Shelby County, IN – 18 year Indiana State Police Veteran, Master Trooper Jeremy Basso, faces one count of Perjury and one count of Official Misconduct. These charges are a result of an investigation conducted by the Indiana State Police on allegations that Basso conveyed false information during a sentencing hearing in Shelby County Court. The sentencing hearing was held March 16, 2023 for a suspect who was previously found guilty of driving while intoxicated and crashing into Basso’s parked police car in a construction zone on I-74 near Shelbyville June 18, 2021. During the onset of the investigation, a special prosecutor was requested by the Shelby County Prosecutor’s Office to oversee this case. Ripley County Prosecutor Richard Hertel was selected and has been engaged with Indiana State Police Investigators throughout this process. This week Prosecutor Hertel requested an arrest warrant through the Shelby County Court for one count of Perjury, a level 6 felony and one count of Official Misconduct, a level 6 felony. Those arrest warrants were subsequently granted by a judge and have been served. Basso was arrested and booked into the Shelby County Jail. Since an arrest has been made, any inquires about this case should be directed to Special Prosecutor Richard Hertel of Ripley County. This arrest was based upon probable cause of a crime, all suspects are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court. Basso has been placed on administrative leave without pay. 

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