LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The chief of the Georgetown Police Department, as well as one of his sergeants, has been placed on paid administrative leave after allegations of misconduct.
Everett Pullen, president of the city council in Georgetown, Indiana, said Chief Denny Kunkel and Sgt. Charlie Morgan were put on leave Wednesday night. As a result of that decision, Pullen said the locks have been changed at the police department.
"It kind of makes you leery, because you want that extra person," said Charlotte Jacobi of Jacobi's Foodmart & Gas. "You want that person in charge to make sure everyone's safe in this little community."
Pullen said the men's badges were taken, but weapons were not. He would not comment on the nature of the allegations or when the investigation began.
The move leaves only two officers on duty at the Georgetown Police Department.
"My biggest fear is the safety around here," Jacobi said. "I've left at nighttime, and it is kind of scary when you don't know if you have someone waiting in the parking lot for you. If you see that cop go through the parking lot, it eases your mind, because you know there out there if something would happen."
The council president said Georgetown will still be protected full-time. Deputies with the Floyd County Sheriff's department will be on backup, which hasn't changed.
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