Town Administrator Paul Dawson and Police Chief John Garcia are releasing the following statement to the public:
“The Marion Police Department has been made aware of a multi-jurisdictional investigation in Bristol County that may impact a member of this department and his conduct related to the performance of his duties as a Marion Police Officer.
“While not the target of the investigation, information received by Chief John Garcia has led him to place Sgt. Jeffrey Tripp on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation and an internal investigation and review of the facts and circumstances by the Marion Police Department.
“The initial investigation is being conducted by a Bristol County law enforcement task force and the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office. The Town of Marion is cooperating fully with that investigation. Unfortunately, we cannot release any further information at this time, as we do not wish to compromise the ongoing investigation. Additional information will be released when it becomes available. We appreciate the public’s patience and understanding as this process is completed.”
Marion Police Department Press Release