Temple police officer on leave due to criminal allegations, department says
A Temple police officer has been on paid leave since the Temple Police Department learned about criminal allegations against the officer on Nov. 17, the department said. The Texas Rangers are the lead agency in the investigation, Temple police said.

Author: Patrick Mueller
Published: 5:49 PM CST November 27, 2018
Updated: 7:59 PM CST November 27, 2018

TEMPLE, Texas — A Temple police officer is on paid leave pending an investigation of criminal allegations, said Temple Police Department public information officer Shawana Neely.

The department said it first heard about criminal allegations against the officer on Nov. 17.

Immediately after, the officer was placed on paid leave and had all physical and remote access to the department and its record management systems restricted, said media relations specialist Ellen Morton.

The Texas Rangers are the lead agency in the investigation, and any additional information will come from them, Neely said.


The department said it is conducting an internal investigation and it won't release the officer's name or say what the allegations are.

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