Deputy Suspended Amid Investigation

10-28-05 - An investigation is underway in Bryan County regarding the alleged actions of a sheriff's deputy. The details are still vague, but KXII has learned that a deputy has been suspended and is under investigation.

The department told KXII Thursday that the deputy was placed on suspension last week, and the investigation has been turned over to the FBI.

The Sheriff's office is waiting to see what that investigation may find.

The reason for the investigation currently is very unclear, but KXII has been told an accusation has been made involving a violation of civil rights. The sheriff could not tell us anything more specific at this time.

The investigation will likely take a few weeks, and the Sheriff's Office is declining further comment until the investigation is complete.