On Monday, Putnam County Prosecutor Timothy Bookwalter told The Brazil Times the trial is scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 6, at Vigo County Superior Court VI.
The jury trial for former BPD Chief Terry Harrison was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 21, but documents showed the court, on its own motion, found the court's criminal jury trial calendar congested.
Bookwalter said the trial is slated as the ninth for that specific day.
"There are eight cases ahead of this case for that particular day," Bookwalter said. "I was told we are still on, but a backup date has been scheduled (in September)."
Bookwalter added the new date is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 13, at 1 p.m.
"I think in terms of their docket over there, they have a lot of serious cases," Bookwalter said. "They take the cases where people are in jail first."
Bookwalter said Harrison is not currently in jail.
Bookwalter also said plea negotiations have been discussed.
Harrison faces allegations of a class B felony charge of Failure to Deposit Public Funds and a class D felony charge of Official Misconduct.
Stemming from 2008, the charges allege Harrison received and cashed a $2,000 grant check for funds intended to purchase car safety seats for children from the Indiana University Automotive Safety Program.
However, the charges allege Harrison never deposited the funds into the official government accounts for the City of Brazil.
An initial jury trial was scheduled for July 2011, but a motion to continue was filed by defense counsel and a similar motion was filed by the state due to calendar congestion.
Due to a conflict of interest with Harrison's previous career in law enforcement and his potential criminal cases as an investigative officer, the Clay County Prosecutor's Office, along with both Superior and Circuit Court judges in Clay County, are unable to participate in the case.