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Columbus police officer placed on leave without pay

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The Columbus Police Department has placed one of its officers on administrative leave without pay.

Posted: Apr. 13, 2018 3:43 PM
Updated: Apr. 13, 2018 3:46 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - The Columbus Police Department has placed one of its officers on administrative leave without pay.

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Columbus police did not release the name of the officer. However, police say the officer was taken into custody by West Point police for "actions that allegedly occurred while he was not on duty as a Columbus police officer."

"Since this is a personnel matter, we will not be releasing any details on the charges or the officer involved," said Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton. "This is an ongoing criminal investigation that is being conducted by the West Point Police Department. The Columbus Police Department is not involved in the investigation but is cooperating fully."

The Columbus city council will consider the issue and will act on it in executive session at their regular meeting Tuesday night.

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