A jury trial for former BCPD Chief Terry Harrison was scheduled for July in Vigo Superior Court Division 6.
However, a motion to continue had been filed by Harrison's defense counsel and a similar motion was also filed by the State of Indiana due to court calendar congestion.
A new trial date has been scheduled for 9 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, with a pre-trial conference set for 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19.
Harrison faces allegations of Class B felony Failure To Deposit Public Funds and Class D felony Official Misconduct.
The charges stem from Harrison allegedly receiving and cashing a $2,000 grant check for funds intended to purchase car safety seats for children from the Indiana University Automotive Safety Program, but never depositing them into the official government accounts for the City of Brazil.
Vigo Superior Court Judge Michael Lewis was appointed special judge in the matter.
Geoffrey Creason is Harrison's public defense while Putnam County Prosecutor Timothy Bookwalter was appointed special prosecutor.
Due to a conflict of interest with Harrison's previous career in law enforcement and his potential for being subpoenaed to testify in ongoing criminal cases as an investigative officer, the Clay County Prosecutor's Office, along with both Superior and Circuit Courts in Clay County, are unable to participate in the prosecution of the case.