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Update: Sandusky County employee suspended after assault

Jessica Cuffman • Apr 26, 2013 at 8:16 PM

A Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office employee is on paid administrative leave after allegedly assaulting a co-worker.

Update: The sheriff's office released the documents earlier today. Click here to read them. Warning: Some of the language in the documents might be offensive to some.  

The male employee, accused of assaulting a female employee, was placed on leave last week pending the outcome of an internal investigation, Chief Deputy Bruce Hirt said.

Hirt refused to identify the employee or release any further information about the incident, citing the ongoing investigation.

The Register has submitted public records requests to Sheriff Kyle Overmyer for more information on the incident. In an email response, Overmyer said he had sent the request to Maj. Tom Fligor, jail administrator, for fulfillment.

State law requires law enforcement agencies to file an incident report prior to starting an investigation. The law generally requires incident reports be made available upon request as a public record, and does not allow these reports to be withheld from release for the reasons Hirt stated.

Neither Hirt nor Overmyer offered any explanation for why the sheriff’s office is keeping the report secret, or a reason the requirement in state law is being ignored.

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