Vallejo police have begun an internal affairs investigation, and placed David McLaughlin on paid leave Monday.
“He could be terminated certainly, he could be demoted, he could opt for retirement, the investigation is very early right now.”
Jeffrey Kutz was charged with third-degree vehicular assault, driving while intoxicated, and reckless driving. He was also suspended without pay from the department.
“That is unacceptable and intolerable and that’s why we charged him.”
“It’s ridiculous for the police to think they have the right to do that to human beings, period, not even my child.”
“The Mayor contacted me and stated that he wanted me to resign. So, with that said, I want to let all of you know that I will be leaving.”
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Elkhart Police Chief Ed Windbigler was suspended for failing to promptly notify the mayor of the assault and “understating the severity of the incident” to the Police Merit Commission, a civilian oversight board.
“This sentencing sends a message that no one is above the law, especially those who have sworn an oath to uphold the law.”