Deputy chief won’t be charged for fight with two teens

Derrick Westfield with the Fort Wayne Police Department.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – After reviewing the case, the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office will not file any charges against the Fort Wayne Police Department deputy chief who was involved in an apparent road rage incident last November.

The prosecutor’s office cited “discrepancy in the witness statements” for the reason no charges will be pursued.

In November 2017, Deputy Chief Derrick Westfield was involved in what started as an apparent road rage incident that ended in a physical altercation with a minor. Westfield was off-duty and in his personal vehicle.

The following is from the prosecutor’s office:

The investigation was completed by the Allen County Police Department. This office has determined that no charges will be filed as a result of this incident. Due to the degree of discrepancy in all of the witness statements obtained, there is not enough evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a crime was committed.

Click here to see the initial police report of the incident.

No one from the prosecutor’s office was available for further comment Friday.

15 Finds Out investigator Alyssa Ivanson will talk with the teenager’s father Friday afternoon. Watch for her reports at 5 and 6 p.m.

The Fort Wayne Police Department said Chief Steve Reed is currently reviewing the department’s internal investigation. Westfield has been performing his normal job duties during that internal investigation.