Tipp City police detective on leave pending investigations

Department won’t share details of off-duty incident; investigative file has been forwarded to prosecutor.

A Tipp City police officer is on paid administrative leave pending internal and external investigations.

Detective Todd Daley was placed on leave Nov. 14, according to a letter from Police Chief Greg Adkins to Daley. The nature of the investigation was not disclosed. The letter to Daley states an initial review of information from an Aug. 27 or Aug. 28 incident led to the investigation and the chief’s action.

A criminal investigation into the unspecified allegations was conducted by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office.

The investigative file has been forwarded to county Municipal Court Prosecutor Grant Kerber for review, Sheriff Dave Duchak said Friday.

“The matter is still pending; thus, nothing further can be released at this time,” Duchak said.

Messages were left with Kerber and the Municipal Court prosecutors’ office. No charges were filed in the court as of Friday afternoon.

Adkins said Friday that the alleged misconduct occurred while Daley was off duty. An incident report states the alleged conduct occurred between 8 p.m. Aug. 27 and 3 a.m. Aug. 28 in Monroe Twp. A report was made to the sheriff’s department on Nov. 14.

“Following the review of the case by the prosecutor and presentation of charges to the proper court, Officer Daley, per the collective bargaining agreement, will remain on paid administrative leave until the court’s disposition,” Adkins said in a written statement.

“The Tipp City Police Department takes off-duty conduct seriously, and the behavior alleged by Officer Daley will not be tolerated,” Adkins said. The chief asked the public to have patience and “not rush to judgment until all facts are reviewed and a final determination is issued.”

While on leave, Daley was told to remain available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. so he can be contacted if necessary. He also is prohibited from discussing the investigation, or work matters, with other police department employees, fire-EMS employees nor members of the public.

Daley has been a member of the department since December 2017, coming to Tipp City from the West Milton police force.

In early 2019, he was recognized as Tipp City’s officer of the year for 2018. Later in 2019, he was suspended without pay for 160 hours by then-chief Eric Burris after he was convicted of operating a vehicle while under the influence that July in Piqua.

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