Butler Twp. investigating police department



Butler Township is conducting an internal investigation of its police department after township officials received a complaint from one of its officers.

The complaint is against the police department, according to Kim Lapensee, township administrator.

“There is no specific person mentioned in the complaint,” she said.

The officer, whose name was not released, alleges that harassment and bullying is taking place in the department, according to Lapensee. She said this does not involve sexual harassment.

Police Chief John Cresie, who came to the department in 2012, said he was disappointed by the complaint. He declined to comment further.

“Right now, we are conducting an investigation into the matter, whether its hearsay or if there is any truth to it and we have not finished our investigation,” Lapensee said.

No one had been disciplined as a result of the investigation, which Lapensee said started a month ago.

Township officials hope to finish the investigation within the next couple of weeks.

The township is handling the investigation without the help of an outside agency.

“Absent criminal or widespread misconduct eliminating the township’s ability to fairly follow up on the matter, there is absolutely no reason to have an outside agency involved,” said Mike Lang, president of the township trustees.

Lapensee added: “I did not feel it was necessary to bring anyone in from the outside. We have competent staff to handle it from the inside.”


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