ELKHART — A police officer was suspended for 60 days and put on probation Thursday by the Police Merit Commission, despite Chief Kris Seymore’s request to fire her.
The chief wanted to terminate the officer, Cpl. Taryn Lanzen, and her husband, Sgt. Nathan Lanzen, as a result of them allegedly gaining “complete financial control” of an Elkhart resident’s assets, including his home, in a relationship that began on official police duty. Sgt. Lanzen’s hearing is scheduled for Monday.