An East Liverpool Police Department employee has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an ongoing investigation. 

Chief John Lane said he first learned of the complaint April 8 against one of his employees, from someone outside of the department.

The chief said he could not at this time disclose the nature of the charge or the identity of the employee because of the ongoing investigation.

The press release from Lane stated, "We currently have an East Liverpool Police Department employee off on administrative leave pending the outcome of an ongoing investigation. The Investigation is an ongoing process and more information will become available at a later time, but as for now, this is all we can advise. We further ask that anyone with any information regarding the ongoing case, please do not disclose as this may hinder the investigation."