Dighton officer placed on paid administrative leave; allegations unknown

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DIGHTON, MASS (WLNE) – Dighton Police Chief Robert MacDonald and Town Administration Michael Mullen announced that a Dighton police officer has been placed on administrative leave.

The officer was placed on leave on May 10th and the town hired an outside agency to conduct the investigation.

“Chief MacDonald and the Town take these allegations extremely seriously,” Administrator Mullen said.

“The Town intends to perform its due diligence and will await the result of the outside, independent investigation”, he continued.

At this time, the severity of the allegations that lead to the leave of absence is unknown.

ABC6 will add details as soon as they are available.

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