PPD Officer Back on Force

By: Jillian Risberg Email
By: Jillian Risberg Email

He was suspended with pay for two years after alleged civil rights violations and now this Parkersburg Police officer is back at work.

Officer Nathan Deuley was placed on paid suspension in 2011 after being named a defendant in at least two lawsuits alleging police brutality.

He went back to work last Monday after Feds declined to pursue charges.

“We wanted an independent review by the Department of Justice; they did that and at this time it was really relegated back to the city to do something with it,” says Mayor Bob Newell. “We are going to handle it internally and he is back to work and he will go through a period of retraining, which is not unusual for an officer that's been separated from work for an extended period of time.”

Newell says he's comfortable with their decision, appreciates them coming in and spending time and effort on the case.

The mayor says we need an independent agency review from time to time to look for complete transparency and that's what they did.


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