TPD Officer put on leave after citizen complaint

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Topeka Police Department Friday placed one of its officers on administrative leave after a complaint was filed by a citizen.

The department, which is not releasing the officer’s name, says the action was taken based on “a citizen complaint regarding the activities of a Topeka Police Officer”.

According to the city, Chief James Brown contacted the Shawnee County District Attorney about the incident on Thursday, November 6th to review the incident. IN addition, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation has launched an investigation.

“We expect our police officers to uphold the highest moral standards,” Topeka Police Chief James Brown said in the city’s statement. “Our officers have taken the oath of honor, and if someone deviates from those principles they will be held accountable. We will continue to review and evaluate internal processes and procedures to maintain the utmost professionalism, because to protect and serve is our highest calling.”

The city said any further information on the ongoing investigation would have to come from the District Attorney’s office.

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