GREENVILLE – The Early Bird and Bluebag Media has confirmed City of Greenville Police Sgt. Shannon McDaniel is under investigation and could face criminal charges.
According to Greenville Police Chief Steve Strick, McDaniel is on paid administrative leave, and is being investigated for off duty conduct.
On Monday, the Darke County Commission approved a resolution to hire Mercer County Prosecutor Matthew A. Fox to assist the Darke County Prosecutor’s Office with the investigation of a Greenville Police Officer.
Chief Steve Strick shared the case had been turned over to the Darke County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO). According to Chief Deputy Mark Whittaker, of the DCSO, his department requested the investigation be completed by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI).
BCI confirmed on Wednesday its Special Investigations Unit received the request on Aug. 3 and is currently investigating allegations of alleged criminal misconduct. Because the investigation is ongoing they are not at liberty to share specifics of the investigation. BCI is conducting interviews and gathering evidence and will present the information to the prosecutor to determine if charges will be filed.
The Early Bird and Bluebag Media will continue to update this story as information becomes available.
UPDATED 8-10-18 AT 9:15 A.M.