Sturgis Police Investigating Officer Following Accident
Friday Oct 31, 2014 2:16pm
(STURGIS) – Sturgis Police are investigating an officer following an incident that happened in Kalamazoo County.
Director of Public Safety Geoffrey Smith says they were informed by the officer that they had been in a personal injury accident in the early morning hours of October 26. The officer also said a blood test had been done during hospital treatment for injuries.
The accident is being investigated by the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department.
According to Deputies, the officer was off duty and leaving an establishment in Climax when he allegedly lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a guard rail. Deputies say the officer went to a nearby home where a 911 call was placed.
Smith says Sturgis Police Administration is continuing their internal investigation into potential charges against the officer, who has been placed on administrative leave pending the issuance of charges from the investigating agency.