Accident involving two sheriff's deputies prompts internal investigation
A Washtenaw County sheriff’s deputy ran over another deputy’s foot with a vehicle last month in Ypsilanti Township, prompting the sheriff’s department to launch an internal investigation, spokesman Derrick Jackson confirmed Tuesday.
Investigators have released few details about the accident that happened at about 3:50 p.m. Dec. 6 in a parking lot at the township's civic center on South Huron River Drive.
Jackson said the deputy suffered an ankle injury. He said the accident happened as the deputy approached the vehicle during a shift change, planning to discuss a work-related matter.
While there doesn't appear to be any wrongdoing in the case, Jackson said an internal investigation is being conducted to determine whether any policies were violated.
Jackson declined to discuss specifics about the case, including the type of vehicle involved and whether the injured deputy has returned to work.
The sheriff's department did not ask an outside law enforcement agency to investigate, but is conducting its own investigation.
The collision wasn't captured on video and the sheriff's department hasn't completed a report on it, according to responses to Freedom of Information Act requests that AnnArbor.com filed with the county and township.
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