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Special prosecutor asked to investigate Ohio county deputies

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OTTAWA, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Attorney General has assigned a special prosecutor to investigate law enforcement and corrections officers in a northwest Ohio county.

The Lima News (http://bit.ly/2pL86lK ) reports Assistant Attorney General Micah Ault has been appointed to investigate the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. Ottawa is about 65 miles (105 kilometers) south of Toledo.

A spokesman for the Attorney General's Office said the state agency must be asked by a county prosecutor before a special prosecutor is appointed.

A corrections officer was placed on leave in March for telecommunications harassment. A deputy sheriff and a corrections officer were placed on leave last month for sexual misconduct on duty. Another deputy is on leave for misusing a computer database.

The Putnam County prosecutor and sheriff declined to comment about the investigation.

Information from: The Lima News, http://www.limanews.com

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