No charges against Coldwater police officer

Southwest Michigan

COLDWATER, Mich. (WOOD) — A Coldwater police officer who had been placed on administrative leave while an investigation into alleged misconduct will not face criminal charges.

The officer, whose name News 8 is not using because he was not charged, had been on leave since February.

Michigan State Police reports obtained by News 8 through the Freedom of Information Act are largely redacted, so they don’t indicate what the alleged misconduct was. Also redacted is why the prosecutor declined to issue charges.

The Allegan County prosecutor handled the case. It’s not uncommon for a third-party agency to handle investigations into police to prevent any possible conflict of interest.

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