According to INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The New Year started off on the right track for an Indianapolis Metro Police officer who was indicted, but later cleared of all charges.

Officer Candi Perry is back on the job as a community liaison officer out of the Northwest District.

Perry was indicted by a grand jury last year and suspended without pay following a homicide investigation last June.

Questions were raised back then about whether she had a relationship with either a suspect or informant, which Perry strongly denied. Charges were later dropped.

Perry got the call on New Year’s Eve that she could return to work on New Year’s Day.

24-Hour News 8 reporter Mike Corbin asked Perry what if felt like to be back at work now?

“It feels awesome. It does. It feels great. I mean, I feel like I’m back where I belong. I feel like I just can’t wait. Earlier, I had been going through the phone book and looking at various businesses because I know we have more businesses in the district, more Latino businesses. I know school principals have changed. I know there’s a lot that has changed in six months,” said Perry.

Perry said she has a lot to do including getting with the district commander on goals for the district.

She also plans to meet with Latino businesses in the area to find out what their needs are. Ultimately, she says she’s happy to be back on the job. Being a police officer was her childhood dream.

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