CCPD captain placed on paid leave pending investigation

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Updated: Dec. 8, 2020 at 4:58 PM EST
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CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - Chatham County Police has placed one of its captains on paid leave pending a GBI investigation.

The captain is Gene Harley who is the criminal investigations division commander for the department. He also serves as a councilman for the City of Bloomingdale.

The Bloomingdale police chief referred a report of domestic violence involving Harley to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The GBI received the case yesterday, according to information from the GBI.

CCPD has launched an internal investigation into the matter, according to a statement released by the department. The CCPD statement reads in full:

The Chatham County Police Department is aware of a pending investigation by the Bloomingdale Police Department and Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) involving Capt. Gene Harley. Capt. Harley has been placed on administrative leave from the Chatham County Police Department pending the outcome of the of the Bloomingdale Police Department and GBI investigation, and our own internal investigation into the matter. Because this is a personnel matter, we cannot comment further and we are referring all questions regarding the incident to the Bloomingdale Police Department and GBI.

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