Roanoke City Jail incident being investigated by Virginia State Police

A deputy’s alleged misconduct is being looked into, according to the Sheriff’s Office

Authorities said this is an ongoing investigation

ROANOKE, Va. – The Roanoke City Sheriff’s Office said they have asked state police to investigate a deputy’s alleged misconduct.

Virginia State Police said they were asked by the Sheriff’s Office to investigate an incident at the Roanoke City Jail, but did not detail what exactly happened.

There is no security threat against the agency, detention center, or the people within the facility as it is believed to be an isolated incident, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

We’re told the state police’s investigation into the incident is ongoing, and once it is completed, findings will be turned over to the Roanoke City Commonwealth Attorney’s Office.

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