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Law director delays decision

Jessica Cuffman • Jun 14, 2013 at 12:43 PM

The decision on whether to file charges against a Norwalk police sergeant accused of assaulting his girlfriend has been delayed yet another week.

Today marks five weeks since Mansfield law director John Spon received a Richland County deputy’s investigative report on the incident. Deputies launched the probe into the alleged assault of a Huron County corrections officer after it was discovered she had a black eye.

Her daughter told a Huron County deputy she’d been assaulted by a Norwalk police officer. Spon has said he is reviewing the case.

“In this case, there are no eyewitnesses to the alleged events. Therefore, we’re left with the statements of the alleged victim,” Spon said. “What I do know, is that I do not have adequate information.”

As to the time it has taken to complete the investigation, Spon made no comment Thursday.

“Whether or not an investigation would take a day or take a month, I”m not going to make a decision until I thoroughly review it,” he said.

Though he had planned to interview the alleged assailant this week, he said he wasn’t able.

In past interviews, Spon said he had reviewed the report and interviewed the alleged victim.

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