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Bedford Police captain who resigned last summer now faces criminal charges

Morgan Lee has been charged with battery and strangulation after a State Police investigation.

BEDFORD, Indiana — A State Police investigation led to the arrest of a former Bedford Police officer on a battery charge Friday.

Morgan Lee, 45, surrendered at Lawrence County Jail in Bedford.

He is accused of battery in a Jan. 8, 2021 incident in Lawrence County.

After a citizen complained to Bedford Chief of Police Terry Moore that Lee had battered them, the chief contacted ISP to investigate. A detective from the Jasper post conducted the investigation and turned over his findings to a special prosecutor for review.

The special prosecutor, former Monroe County prosecutor Chris Gaal, filed three charges against Lee in Lawrence County including strangulation, a felony, battery, a misdemeanor, and official misconduct, also a felony.

Lee, who was a captain at the time of the alleged incident, resigned last summer during the investigation.

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