Bloomington Police Sergeant fired after 21-years with the force

It is unclear if Carlton will face charges for allegedly sharing confidential information with the suspects. (Photo courtesy: BPD/File)

By Blake Haas

BLOOMINGTON – A longtime Sergeant with the Bloomington Police Department is no longer with the department.

According to Illinois State University’s NPR station, former BPD Officer Timmothy Carlton was fired in late January.

The result of Carlton’s firing comes after an investigation into the sharing of confidential information with two suspects.

In a statement to WJBC, Katherine Murphy, the City of Bloomington’s External Affairs Manager, said Carlton is no longer with the city.

Murphy added the city does not discuss personnel matters.

Online court records indicate the two suspects, whom police investigated for missing vials of fentanyl from a local doctor’s office, were never charged.

It is unclear if Carlton will face charges for sharing confidential information with the suspects.

Blake Haas can be reached at [email protected].


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