An officer was placed on paid administrative leave following an incident of alleged misconduct, Police Chief John Gavallas said on Thursday.
The officer, who was not named, was placed on leave on Oct. 9 pending the outcome of criminal and internal investigations, Gavallas said.
Gavallas did not provided details about the incident, but said that it occurred on Oct. 7 and that “upon speaking with several people close to the situation,” he determined that immediate and appropriate action needed to be taken.
Gavallas said the investigation was passed over to state police and the office of the chief state’s attorney to avoid a conflict of interest.
Gavallas said he would have no further comment regarding the incident until the investigation is completed.