DSM officers who made traffic stop placed on leave
DES MOINES (AP)-Two Des Moines police officers have been placed on administrative leave after a couple arrested during a traffic stop last fall were acquitted.
Police spokesman Sgt. Vince Valdez says officers John Mailender and Mersed Dautovic were placed on leave on Monday after an internal investigation discovered new information about "inconsistencies during interviews."
Valdez declined to elaborate
The officers will remain on leave until Chief Judy Bradshaw makes a decision.
Octavius Bonds and Erin Evans were charged with interference after a traffic stop in September. Bonds was also charged with assault. A jury acquitted them of all charged last month.
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