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Dublin Police bureau commander under investigation placed on administrative leave

A Dublin Division Police Operations Bureau commander has been placed on administrative leave as the department investigates a possible violation of department values.

Lt. John DeJarnette, who has been with the Dublin Police Department since 1993, was placed on paid administrative leave this week while the department conducts an internal investigation.

“Lt. John DeJarnette was placed on paid administrative leave on Thursday, May 29, 2014, pending an internal administrative investigation,” a statement from Chief Heinz von Eckartsberg said.

“The investigation will focus on an alleged violation of Division of Police work rules.

As this is a pending personnel issue, no other details will be made available at this time.”

The investigation into DeJarnette’s duties is not criminal, city officials said.

The allegations against DeJarnette say that between December 2013 and May, 29, 2014, he violated work rules by associating “with persons of immoral or questionable character, to wit: On several know(n) occasions associate with known convicted felons currently active in the trafficking of illegal drugs, a violation of section 26.1.1B(5) of the Dublin Division of Police General Orders, as well as a violation of General Order 1.1.2; violating the division’s core values of professionalism and integrity,” a news release from the city said. 

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