CENTREVILLE, Ill. (AP) – The mayor of Centreville says the assistant police chief is on administrative leave with pay because he is under federal investigation.
Assistant Police Chief Corey Allen told the Belleville News-Democrat (http://bit.ly/U33WdI ) that he hasn’t been arrested. He declined any other comment.
Centreville Mayor Marius Jackson released a statement Friday saying Allen had been put on administrative leave “to ensure a thorough and complete investigation … without the perception of influence.”
The 31-year-old Allen is former chief of the Alorton Police Department.
The newspaper says the U.S. Attorney’s Office wouldn’t comment on whether federal investigators are actively investigating Allen.
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