2 cops in Evans on leave for possible wrongdoing

Posted at 10:29 PM, Dec 16, 2015

7 Eyewitness News has learned two Town of Evans Police Officers are now on paid administrative leave and an internal police investigation is ongoing.

Evans Town Councilman Dennis Feldmann says the town board received a complaint of allegations of possible wrongdoing by the two Evans officers last Wednesday. The board decided to place those officers on paid administrative leave the same day, pending an internal investigation.

Feldmann would not comment on what the officers are accused of doing but did say it was an issue between the pair.

"At the guidance with the town attorney it's a personnel matters and we don't discuss them until it's completed," said Feldmann.

"What we understand it's just between the two members of the department, there's no other allegations of misconduct against the public or even misconduct inside the department."

The town board was supposed to discuss the possible return of the officers at this week's meeting, but it has been rescheduled to December 22.

Feldmann says he expects the investigation to be completed soon and says both officers, whose names are not being released, have significant seniority on the force.

7 Eyewitness News has reached out to the Town of Evans Police Department. Chief Ernest Masullo would only say the "two officers failed to follow code of conduct between themselves."

He said this has nothing to do with the public and is a personnel issue.




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