A Covington police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into an anonymous tip that alleged the officer might have possession of stolen DeKalb County property.
The Covington Police Department (CPD) received the tip on Sept. 22 from Crime Stoppers, a tip line citizens can use to anonymously submit information about a suspected crime.
The CPD turned the information over to the DeKalb County Police Department, which launched an investigation into the allegations. During the investigation, CPD remained in contact with the DeKalb County police, supplying any necessary information.
Following the investigation, DeKalb County secured a search warrant for the officer’s residence, located in Newton County. CPD has open an internal affairs investigation pursuant to the department’s standard operating procedures.
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