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Martinsville Police Chief faces charges

Posted: 7:24 PM, Feb 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-22 20:46:07-05

MARTINSVILLE — The Mayor of Martinsville calls it, "a sad day in our community."

READ | State police investigate Martinsville city employee |

Wednesday, Mayor Shannon Kohl issued a statement "in regards to the charges filed against Martinsville Police Chief Matt Long."

We do not have any more information at this time regarding the charges against Chief Long. We are still taking the situation in. It is a sad day in our community. Although we don’t have additional information, we intend to fully cooperate and assist with any information needed from the City.

No information is available yet on exactly what the charges are.

In late-January, RTV6 reported Indiana State Police had launched a criminal investigation on a City of Martinsville employee, without naming the person.

The investigation began at the request of the Morgan County Prosecutor.

Also in January, Mayor Kohl announced Police Chief Long had been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.

Rodger Wiltermood was named interim chief.

This is a developing story and RTV6 will have additional information as it becomes available.