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Whitewater police chief put on administrative leave, internal investigation planned

Whitewater Police Chief Aaron M. Raap  was placed on paid administrative leave until further...
Whitewater Police Chief Aaron M. Raap was placed on paid administrative leave until further notice.(Whitewater Police Department)
Published: Dec. 3, 2021 at 10:02 PM CST
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WHITEWATER, Wis. (WMTV) - The Whitewater Police Department announced Friday that the city’s police chief was placed on paid administrative leave and an internal investigation will be conducted.

Whitewater Police Chief Aaron M. Raap was placed on administrative leave until further notice, according to a post to the police department’s Facebook page. Deputy Chief Dan Meyer will serve as acting Police Chief.

The Department said that an outside agency will conduct the investigation into an incident that happened outside the City of Whitewater. The post did not state what happened specifically to prompt the investigation.

The leave is part of the Whitewater Police Department policy, but it isn’t considered punitive.

In the statement, Whitewater Police Department said that “Whitewater Police Department operations will continue without disruption and with full expectations of providing high quality services to our community.”

The department noted that since it is an ongoing investigation, no further information will be given at this time.

The Whitewater Police Department would like to share the following press release with the community. We do not have any...

Posted by Whitewater Police Department on Friday, December 3, 2021

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