Dayton police officer on leave amid state criminal investigation

A Dayton police officer is on paid administrative leave pending a state criminal investigation.

“Due to the nature of the allegations, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) has been contacted to conduct an independent investigation,” the Dayton Police Department posted Wednesday afternoon on social media.

The officer has not been named, and the specific allegations have not been released.

The department said its professional standards bureau also will conduct an administrative investigation.

“To not impede this investigation, no additional information can be shared at this time, including the officer’s name,” Dayton police spokesman James Rider stated in a release.

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