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Crime and Courts

Sedgwick Co. Sheriff’s Office Investigating Case Involving Three Wichita Police Officers

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The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a case that involves at least three Wichita Police officers.

Wichita Police spokesman Charley Davidson said during a news briefing Monday that the investigation is ongoing and so far has resulted in one arrest.

"The officer on Friday was booked on charges of misdemeanor official misconduct and stalking," Davidson explained. "The arrest was made by the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s office."

Davidson would not identify the officer who was charged.

The police department asked the sheriff's office to investigate after questions arose about the officer's actions. Details of the allegations have not been released.

Two officers were placed on paid administrative leave as part of the investigation.

Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay issued a statement Monday calling the investigation “an unfortunate situation.”

“The Wichita Police Department will continue to hold its officers to the highest standards and accountable when they fail to meet those standards," Ramsay said. "We will continue to improve transparency and public trust in part by working with other agencies in such matters.”

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