Dayton police major on administrative leave; no reason given

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

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DPD Maj. Brian Johns on administrative leave without reason given

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A high-ranking longtime Dayton police commander has been on administrative leave for more than two weeks with no explanation from the city.

Maj. Brian Johns has been on administrative leave since March 14, according to Dayton city payroll time sheets obtained by this news organization.

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A city spokeswoman repeatedly has said the city does not comment on personnel issues. Johns has not returned messages seeking comment.

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Dayton Police Major Brian Johns

Dayton Police Major Brian Johns

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Dayton Police Major Brian Johns

Johns’ personnel records obtained by this newspaper on March 15 using Ohio public records law do not indicate any reason for his leave. City officials on March 28 said there are no documents related to any disciplinary action or investigation, nor any notice notifying Johns he was being placed on leave.

Johns was paid $119,787 last year, according to the I-Team Payroll project.

Johns is commander of investigations and administrative services, according to the city website. He oversees the violent crimes bureau, narcotics bureau, Dayton police academy and administrative offices.

Johns graduated from the Dayton police academy in 1992. He worked his way up from patrol officer to SWAT commander to being promoted commander of the narcotics bureau in 2011 and major in 2012. Johns is a Dayton native, according to the city website.

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