Gary cop faces civil trial in Portage drive-by case

Fight outside Hobart bar while off-duty escalated

Post-Tribune Article

VALPARAISO — Although a former Gary police officer was found not guilty of participating in a Portage drive-by shooting, his legal troubles continue.

The family whose house was shot at is suing Steve Andrus, a fellow police officer, the city of Gary, the Gary Police Department and the Gary Police Commission.

In April, a Porter County jury found Andrus, of Hobart, not guilty of two counts of criminal recklessness. It didn’t stop the recent court action, however.