- Associated Press - Thursday, August 13, 2015

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) - A Sierra Vista police corporal has been placed on paid administrative leave while the FBI helps the police department with an investigation into unspecified allegations against him.

The Sierra Vista Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1Pn0usm ) that police officials have declined to specify the nature of the allegations against Cpl. Mike Mitchell, citing an ongoing investigation. Dep. Chief Adam Thrasher says the investigation into the allegations, which surfaced last month, is administrative, but the FBI has been brought in for consultation.

Cochise County Attorney Brian McIntyre on Monday sent an email to his staff directing them to dismiss any pending criminal cases against Mitchell requiring him to testify.

McIntyre said that it isn’t likely that Mitchell will return to duty, but Police Chief Tom Alinen on Wednesday called McIntyre’s comments “premature.”

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Information from: Sierra Vista Herald, http://www.svherald.com

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