El Paso Police Lieutenant Placed On Administrative Leave
POSTED: Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 8:48pm
UPDATED: Friday, October 28, 2011 - 11:55am
EL PASO, Texas -- Another El Paso police officer has been placed on leave after an audit of overtime.
Lt. Alfred Lowe, 31 year veteran of the police force was placed on administrative leave Monday.
The El Paso Police Department said Lowe ran the Crimes Against Persons Unit and was investigated after the department received two grants for gang enforcement.
This isn't the first time an El Paso Police officer has been placed on administrative leave after an audit.
In September, eight police officers resigned after overtime abuse allegations.
Because of so many cases the El Paso City Manager Joyce Wilson and Police Chief Greg Allen said they have created ways to prevent this from happening again.
They will have an auditor work with the Police department to review all grant operations and put internal controls in place.
They will also create a position to oversee all grant operations and it will be a non-sworn professional position.
Wilson and Allen said they take the matter very seriously and will take action to the fullest extent of the law.