Investigator Beau Dietl poked fun at Bloomington's police chief live on the local Fox station in New York City.
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As many as four private eyes hired by the parents of Lauren Spierer are in Bloomington, trying to uncover what happened to the missing IU student. The only problem is that Indiana's Attorney General's office said they are breaking the law.
In an email to Fox 59, the Indiana Attorney General's office writes: "It is illegal for a person to engage in business as a private investigator firm unless the person is licensed in the state of Indiana."
Sources said the detectives tried to use a local private investigator's license, but the Indiana Attorney General's Office suspended that license for 10 years for unknown reasons.
The state's Private Investigator and Security Guard Board plans to file a complaint with the Indiana Attorney General's Office.
Not only are the New York private eyes unlicensed in Indiana, police said they have received complaints of harassment and Fox59 has even heard reports that the investigators illegally entered a residence, which could result in criminal charges.
Lauren Spierer's father said he was disappointed with Dietl's comments and he has a tremendous amount of faith in the Bloomington Police Department.
Fox59 tried to contact Dietl for the past two days, but he's been unavailable.