VSP to conduct investigation over incident at Roanoke City Jail

Published: Jan. 26, 2023 at 8:23 PM EST
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - The Roanoke City Sheriff’s Office confirms an investigation by Virginia State Police into Deputy Misconduct.

In a statement released Thursday night, the Roanoke City Sheriff’s Office says it initiated an internal investigation into a deputy’s alleged misconduct, saying it contacted Virginia State Police to “prohibit bias and to ensure transparency.”

The Sheriff’s Office says “there are no additional security threats against the agency, detention center, nor the residents within the facility.” They say they believe this to be an isolated incident and they wait for the results of the investigation.

Virginia State Police were asked by the Roanoke City Sheriff to conduct an investigation involving an unspecified incident at the jail.

Specifically, the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Salem Field Office is conducting the investigation.

Virginia State Police say this is an active investigation and they will not comment on the details. They say at the completion of the investigation, the findings will be turned over to the Roanoke City Commonwealth Attorney’s Office for adjudication.

They have not commented on what the incident at the jail was that prompted this investigation.