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Complaint filed against St. Joe County Patrol Officer

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A formal complaint was filed internally with the Saint Joseph County Police Department against road patrol officer Charles Flanagan, Thursday. Because of the nature of the allegations within the complaint, the department says a formal criminal investigation has been launched with the St. Joseph County Special Victim's Unit.

Police say the complaint alleges the officer committed acts off-duty that would constitute as a form of battery. The internal investigation has been put on hold until the criminal investigation has been completed.

Police say the officer was advised to cease communication with the complainant, cease off-duty employment at the location where the complainant lives, and to withdraw from any pending investigations in the are of the complainant.

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