Salem Police say one of its detectives has been suspended without pay since October 10th as they await the results of an FBI investigation. The officer has been assigned for the past five years to the federal Drug Enforcement Agency. Police are not releasing the officer’s name or any further details. Here is the full Salem Police Statement:
A Salem Police Department Detective has been suspended without pay since October 10, pending the outcome of a federal investigation by the FBI. At the conclusion of this officer’s court proceedings, he or she would be subject to an internal review which could affect that status. The officer in question has been assigned to the Federal DEA Task Force for the past five years, working out of the agency’s Roanoke office. While this is a federal investigation, it is also a personnel matter for Salem PD and at this time the department is not at liberty to release or confirm the employee’s name. Any further information would need to come from the FBI.