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The original item was published from 4/16/2021 11:48:38 AM to 4/16/2021 11:55:04 AM.

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Norfolk Police Department responds to allegations made online against an Officer

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – The Norfolk Police Department is aware of the allegations that have been printed online by a media outlet against a member of the police department.

“The Norfolk Police Department’s vision is to provide a safe environment for communities, businesses, and visitors to the City of Norfolk. We value Service, Honor, Integrity, Equality, and Leadership,” said Norfolk Police Chief Larry D. Boone. In the face of civil unrest and social injustices, we maintain this standard and focus when serving the citizens of Norfolk through policing services and authentic community engagement. As the Chief of Police, I will continue to lead the women and men of this department to be accountable to our vision and values. I also empathetically recognize how recent events have heightened the fears of those we serve for themselves personally and for their love ones. The law enforcement profession is facing a difficult juncture as recent events have revealed the significance of courageous police leadership to hold officers accountable through due process who violate department policies. I am aware of the allegations leveraged against an officer of this department and have directed an administrative investigation to ensure department policies and procedures were not violated.”

The officer has been reassigned to another division pending the results of the administrative investigation.

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