JPD officer resigns amid criminal investigation

Officer resigns amid investigation

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Jonesboro police officer has resigned amid a criminal investigation by the Jonesboro Police Department's High Tech Crimes Unit, according to the police chief.

Jonesboro Police Chief Rick Elliott told Region 8 News that Adam Shipman submitted his resignation on Aug. 11, two days after he was placed on administrative leave.

Elliott said the initial complaint came from a cyber tip from a cellphone provider.

Elliott did not say what charges Shipman might face, other than to say "the matter is criminal in nature."

The chief said there is no timeframe as to when the investigation will be concluded.

"This is standard protocol for this type of complaint," Elliott told Region 8 News. "As in any other type of complaint that comes in if it's severe enough, that's the process where they will be placed on administrative leave pending the investigation. Now on this case, it is a criminal investigation so that's the way it's being handled and treated."

Shipman joined the JPD in October 2015.

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Posted by Region 8 News on Thursday, August 18, 2016

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