Sheriff suspends deputy after complaint involving minor

BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy listed as a school resource officer has been placed on leave following an accusation about “his behavior with a juvenile.”

The Roanoke Times reports the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that Virginia State Police are investigating allegations against Cpl. Daniel Clark. Clark is listed on Liberty High School’s website as a school resource officer.

The sheriff’s office said it put Clark on paid administrative leave Oct. 11, within an hour of receiving the complaint. Neither the office nor state police spokeswoman Corinne Geller would provide further details.

Bedford County Public Schools spokesman Ryan Edwards says the district won’t be releasing comment given that the complaint involves a sheriff’s office employee and the investigation is ongoing.

The report didn’t include comment from Clark or a representative.


Information from: The Roanoke Times, http://www.roanoke.com

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