Wichita Police Department detective placed on leave after battery allegation

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The Wichita Police Department said Detective Rick Craig has been placed on unpaid administrative leave Wednesday pending the outcome of criminal proceedings and an internal review on an allegation of battery. 

According to Wichita police, it involves an incident between Craig and a co-worker while on duty last year. KSN confirmed it happened last year through court documents. The criminal complaint for the case alleges the incident happened between Apr. 1, 2018 and May 30, 2018.

Police were only able to tell KSN that it involved a member of WPD staff, but would not verify if the alleged victim was an officer. 

No physical injuries occurred the department said. Craig wasn’t officially arrested.

The Wichita Police Department will review the incident to determine if policies were violated after the completion of the criminal proceedings.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation based on a mutual investigation agreement to ensure transparency and avoid conflicts of interest.

The case has been presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney.

According to Dan Dillon, Craig has not made a first appearance in court and the date for that appearance has not been set yet. The district attorney issued a court summons.

There is an active protection order in place and Craig is now allowed to contact the alleged victim or any witnesses in the case. 

KSN reached out to some who know the detective, but none wanted to comment on the incident. 

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