White started with the Charleston Police Department in August 1979. He is one of four captains in the department, the highest civil service rank.
White has been on administrative leave since May. Webster said White was not in charge of the division.
His absence is leaving an abundance of casework behind, Webster said, so he has moved Sgt. Autumn Davis, the public information officer for the Criminal Investigation Division, to the professional standards unit.
Although Webster said he loved having Davis as a criminal detective, he moved her because "we want someone in professional standards that we know is going to do a good job."
"She is a person that we can really trust. We know she has a good reputation and we were looking for someone that would unquestioned do a good job," the chief said. He didn't know how long Davis would remain in the new position, or when the criminal or internal investigations into White would be complete.
Webster said the findings of the criminal investigation will be sent to the office of Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants.
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