A Crookston police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave following a complaint, but details about the complaint were scarce Friday, April 2.
Crookston Patrol Sgt. Sean Murphy was placed on paid administrative leave after a complaint was made against him as a city employee, according to a press release from the city of Crookston. The city is investigating the complaint, though no further information was available about what type of complaint was made and when.
Crookston Police Chief Paul Biermaier referred WDAY News to the press release when reached for comment, and City Hall was closed for the holiday on Friday.
Murphy has been with the Crookston Police Department as a patrol officer since April 1, 2019, and has served the city as a patrol sergeant since Dec. 31, 2019.
“The city takes any complaints about its police officers seriously and takes any appropriate actions to resolve such concerns,” the release stated. “The city is confident that the Crookston Police Department will continue to provide public safety functions for the community safely, effectively, and efficiently.”
Citing state privacy statutes, the city stated that it would not be releasing any other information related to the matter at this time.