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Hampton officer on leave amid misconduct probe

Thursday - 8/2/2012, 2:03pm  ET

HAMPTON, Va. - A veteran Hampton police officer remains on leave as an investigation of misconduct allegations continues.

Police spokesman Cpl. Jason Price tells The Daily Press ( http://bit.ly/Qylore) that Major Kenneth R. Seals and two other officers were placed on administrative leave with pay on Feb. 23.

Lt. James R. Crotts retired April 1 and Cpl. Christopher Lyon was returned to "full duty status" on July 23.

Price would not provide details of the investigation because it's a personnel matter.

The Virginia State Police is conducting the investigation. Spokeswoman Michelle Anaya says the findings will be given to the prosecutor's office.

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Information from: Daily Press, http://www.dailypress.com


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