Ex-sheriff’s Lawyer Posts Defense Video Online


GREENFIELD, Ind. (AP): An attorney has posted online a 10-minute video he says is aimed at clearing former central Indiana sheriff's name surrounding accusations he spent public money on himself.

The video follows the city of Greenfield's $100,000 settlement of a lawsuit filed by former Hancock County Sheriff Bud Gray over the investigation leading to his 2010 arrest during his final year in office. A special prosecutor declined to pursue charges.

The video mixes portions of a deposition by Greenfield's police chief and commentary from Gray's attorney, Richard Cook. Cook tells the Daily Reporter (http://bit.ly/YVnV7J ) he wants the public to judge the police investigation.

City attorney Tom Billings says the video takes deposition testimony out of context. He says the city's insurance company decided on the lawsuit settlement to avoid further legal fees.