Assistant D.C. Police Chief on Administrative Leave

Friday, Nov 19, 2010  |  Updated 8:39 PM EDT
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Assistant D.C. Police Chief on Administrative Leave

NBCWashington.com

Diane Groomes

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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.

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