Another Columbus Police Officer Indicted

A second Columbus police officer has been indicted on federal charges.  Wednesday a federal grand jury indicted Cory Wilber on charges that he didn't report information about a crime involving a drug organization.

Wilber has been with the Columbus police department for 9 years as a patrol officer.  He's been on administrative assignment and currently on personal leave.  Chief Rick Boren says once he's been formally charged, Wilber will be fired.

Boren tells News Leader 9 the investigation into Wilber began as a spin off from the Larry Lightning case.  Lightning was a Columbus police officer who was indicted last month on federal drug and conspiracy charges.

The chief wouldn't say whether the two cases are connected.   But Boren says Wilber's name surfaced during the federal investigation into Lightning.

"It's a black eye on the Columbus Police Department, two officers both involved in criminal activity. But we can clean our house, and believe me we've done it," says the chief.

The federal indictment says the charges against Wilber happened between January and February of 2005.