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Allen County Sheriff releases statement about Three Rivers Festival incident

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) — While Allen County Sheriff David Gladieux is maintaining his innocence, he is taking responsibility for his unprofessional conduct.

Sheriff Gladieux’s lawyer says they entered a pretrial diversion agreement with Special Prosecuting Attorney Rodney Cummings. This comes as Cummings filed a misdemeanor battery charge against Gladieux.

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The lawyer states the agreement does not include, nor does it require an admission of guilt. While Gladieux takes responsibility for his unprofessional conduct, he adamantly denies committing the battery.

As a part of the agreement, Gladieux will pay a $334 fee and make a public apology. He will also complete an alcohol treatment program and anger management program. He will be under the supervision of the prosecutor’s deferral program for a year.

Once the requirements are met, after one year the lawyer says the charge will be dismissed.

Gladieux released an apology statement, which can be read in its entirety below. Mobile viewers click here.

Jacob Burbrink

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