DeWolf: Officers in Troy's drug unit placed on administrative leave
TROY, NY (WRGB) An entire police unit is on administrative leave in troy - city officials confirm actions of all members of the drug unit are being investigated.
The city’s mayor, Patrick Madden, put out a statement today saying the police department's entire drug unit was placed on leave following a matter that "involves the conduct of certain officers of the unit during a particular occasion."
According to Madden, an internal investigation is underway, he says, "to protect the integrity of the troy police department and reassure the public's continued trust and confidence in our law enforcement officials."
CBS6 spoke with Troy’s Police Captain Dan DeWolf, who could only confirm that the unit was placed on leave, but declined to comment any further.
But the investigation and lack of information is stirring up questions in the city.
Troy City Council President Carmella Mantello released a statement this afternoon saying, "I am deeply concerned that this would remove from the front line of a total police department unit in our city's fight against drugs and related matters."
Mantello went on to urge the mayor to tell the city who would be taking over the responsibilities of the drug unit in the meantime. She said while the issue "is a personnel issue, according to the city, the actual circumstances of this case should be revealed."
The mayor did praise the police department in his statement saying "the conduct of a few officers on a specific occasion should not impact the reputation of the entire department."