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City to investigate diner incident

FROM STAFF REPORTS
LEESVILLE -- The City of Leesville will investigate the Saturday incident at a local diner that led to the arrests of two men.
One of the men has claimed that excessive force was used when he was tased and that he was falsely arrested.
City officials released a news release late Thursday in the matter.
"Upon advise of the city's attorney, the Leesville City Administrator has instructed the Leesville Chief of Police to begin an internal affairs investigation into the incident that occurred involving city police officers at B.J.'s Diner at approximately 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014," the release states.
"Given the seriousness of allegations that have been made concerning the conduct of the city's police officers during the incident, I believe this is the right thing to do," said Leesville Mayor Robert Rose said in the release.
"Internal affairs investigations, by their nature, can be lengthy, since municipalities must follow a process dictated by state civil service laws, including granting any police officer whose conduct is being investigated up to 30 days to secure counsel before answering any questions," the release continues.

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Topics : Law_Crime
Location : LeesvilleLeesville City
People : Robert Rose
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