Lynchburg police officer on administrative leave after shoplifting allegations

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) A Lynchburg police officer has been placed on administrative leave after allegedly shoplifting.

The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office served a permitted warrant on Senior Officer Travis Dooley citing a larceny violation. The warrant related to an alleged shoplifting incident on Dec. 19 involving Dooley at a Kroger in Forest. Dooley was off-duty at the time.

Dooley has been employed at the Lynchburg Police Department for seven years. Dooley has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the results of both a criminal and internal investigation.

The LPD is reviewing the incident internally. The Bedford Co. Sheriff’s Office is handling the criminal investigation.