A lieutenant for Washington, D.C.'s Metropolitan Police Department is under investigation for his possible affiliation with a white supremacy group, sources familiar with the investigation told News4.
The officer, who sources identified as Lt. Shane Lamond, is on leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee said he could not give specifics about why the officer was under investigation, reiterating that it was an ongoing case.
"I'm very limited in terms of what I can say," Contee said. "It has to do with a number of actions."
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Concerns about the officer were serious enough that the department has collaborated with the Department of Justice, the FBI and the U.S. Attorney's Office, Contee said. He said he decided to put the officer on administrative leave "based on a review of what we know so far." Officers are still paid while on administrative leave.
Contee said he could not say how police learned about the allegations as it could compromise the investigation.
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Correction (Thursday, Feb. 17 at 8:31 a.m.): An earlier version of this story misspelled Lt. Shane Lamond's name. The spelling has been corrected.