Assistant D.C. Police Chief on Administrative Leave

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    Diane Groomes

    Assistant D.C. Police Chief Diane Groomes has been placed on administrative leave effective immediately.

    D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier made the announcement Friday.

    Groomes is accused of compromising a test given to members of the D.C. police command staff.

    "Just want to say I'm sorry for my actions," Groomes said in a statement e-mailed to NBC Washington.

    An internal investigation is already under way.

    Effective immediately Assistant Chief Alfred Durham will oversee the Patrol Services and School Security Bureau.