Middleton police officers on leave during investigation

Posted: 11:24 AM, Jun 28, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-28 17:24:59Z

MIDDLETON, Idaho (AP) -- A southwest Idaho police chief says two Middleton police officers have been placed on paid administrative leave amid misconduct allegations.

Middleton Police Chief Brian Zimmerman tells the Idaho Press-Tribune  that Sgt. Steve Walker and Officer Robert Kightlinger have been on leave for about five or six weeks.

Zimmerman says the Idaho State Police is investigating and he can't go into details.

Middleton created a police force two years ago rather than using the Canyon County Sheriff's Office for policing.

Zimmerman says the agency employs five officers and the sheriff's office is assisting the department with two officers out.%INLINE%