Lt. Conway resigns from Elkhart Police Department

NOW: Lt. Conway resigns from Elkhart Police Department

Lt. Carl Conway resigned from the Elkhart Police Department just before a disciplinary hearing was scheduled.

Chief Kris Seymore says he accepted Conway's resignation, which is effective Friday.

"The objectives of the disciplinary process have been achieved," Seymore said.

The disciplinary hearing has been canceled.

"I have accepted Lt. Conway's resignation, which is effective Friday, October 8th," Seymore said. "I look forward to closing this chapter of the department's history. With Lt. Conway's resignation, the entire department moves forward in a positive direction."

Elliot Slosar, Royer's attorney and a Notre Dame law professor, and Notre Dame's Exoneration Justice Clinic, a student group that helped exonerate Royer, sent us a statement, saying in part: "We are relieved to see the news that Lt. Carlton Conway has resigned from the Elkhart Police Department and can no longer harm the citizens of Elkhart. We applaud the City of Elkhart and Elkhart Chief of Police for seeking Conway's termination. But if they are committed to true accountability, they should seek the appointment of an independent special prosecutor to prosecute Lt. Conway for his criminal misconduct and investigate whether any others should face charges relating to Andy Royer's wrongful conviction."

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