A Jefferson police officer has been placed on administrative leave with pay following an incident at a Jefferson sports bar.
Sgt. Billy McDaniel was put on leave while the JPD does an internal investigation regarding “off duty code of conduct.”
McDaniel was off-duty when the incident happened. No charges were filed.
JPD officers who responded to the scene didn’t file a routine incident report in the matter. Incident reports are generally mandatory anytime an officer responds to a call. No explanation was given as to why an incident report wasn’t done in this matter. Chief Joe Wirthman said last week that there are two internal reports related to an internal investigation in the matter.
“I see nothing criminal at this time,” Wirthman said.
According to 911 call records, two JPD officers were dispatched to the scene at 4:29 a.m. following a call by the restaurant manager to 911.
The manager said that McDaniel had been drinking heavily and had a verbal fight with his wife while at the restaurant. His wife had since left the location and McDaniel was “out of control a little bit,” she said.
For the full story, see the Oct. 15 issue of The Jackson Herald.