CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Charleston Police captain with more than 30 years on the force has been placed on paid administrative leave, Charleston Police Chief Brent Webster said.
Capt. M.L. White of the professional standards division is accused of harassing a woman and illegally running license plate numbers of people associated with her, according to sources with knowledge of the investigation.
Webster said he could not confirm the details of the investigation but that it began May 4. White was placed on administrative leave May 26, he said.
"It's an active investigation, an ongoing investigation," Webster said this week.
White's career in the Charleston Police department started in August 1979. He is one of Charleston's four captains -- the highest civil service rank in the department.
But Webster said White was not in charge of the professional standards division.
"He is in an investigative role," Webster said of White. "He is not in command at all, though he does have more seniority. ...It's not unheard of to have captains as investigators."