DIGHTON — An officer with the Dighton Police Department has been placed on paid administrative leave, due to unspecified allegations against the officer.

The announcement came late Thursday from Town Administrator Michael Mullen, Jr. and Police Chief Robert MacDonald. They say MacDonald placed the unnamed officer on leave on May 10.

There was no information provided about the reason for the officer being placed on leave, as town officials cited the ongoing nature of the investigation, with Mullen only stating that they are taking the allegations “extremely seriously.”

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The town has hired an independent, outside agency to conduct an investigation, which is now underway.

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