The Indiana Court of Appeals has held that a police officer serving as a warrant officer for a city court was an employee of the city police department and not the court.

In McAnn v. City of Anderson, the Court of Appeals held that a police officer who was assigned to a specific judge to serve warrants for his court and transport prisoners to that court was not a court employee but remained an employee of the city. The case arose after the officer was reassigned and made a claim under the Wage Claims Statute. The Court relied on the level of control exercised by the police department over the officer and the fact that the judge to whom he was assigned neither paid him nor exercised direct control over him.

The case can be found online at: http://www.in.gov/judiciary/opinions/pdf/07191102msm.pdf