Off-duty MPD member arrested after battery allegation

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee police say an off-duty sworn member of their police department was arrested regarding a battery allegation Wednesday, Jan. 18. 

Officials say it happened around 10:48 p.m. near 37th and Miller Lane. 

The department member was placed on administrative duty. 

An investigation is ongoing and will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office.

In a statement Friday, Milwaukee Police Chief Jeffrey Norman said:

"The Milwaukee Police Department holds our members to the highest level of integrity. If a member violates our code of conduct, they will be held accountable. These incidents are currently under review. MPD is committed to working with our community to help build sustainable neighborhoods, free of crime and maintained by positive relationships."
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