Update: KBI investigating allegation made against RCPD officer

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Updated 10 p.m. Monday

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is looking into an alleged complaint against a Riley County Police officer.

Preliminary information indicates that a 27-year-old man flagged down an RCPD officer shortly before 11 a.m. claiming that he saw a patrol car outside his residence near 15th and Humboldt around 3:30 a.m. The man described that after he approached, an unidentified officer committed battery against him outside the home and then at his apartment entrance.

The man also reported an injury and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. He was treated and released.

KBI has obtained a search warrant and are continuing to investigate. As of late Monday, KBI had not identified any law enforcement officer who was at the location. RCPD is cooperating fully with the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing and no further details have been provided.

Anyone with information is urged to call the KBI at 1-800 KS-CRIME. Tips can also be submitted online at kbi.ks.gov/sar.

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2 p.m. Monday

The Riley County Police Department says it’s fully cooperating with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation after a citizen alleged he was battered by a police officer in his home.

According to RCPD, an on-patrol officer was approached shortly before 11 a.m. by a man who claimed the incident occurred several hours earlier. Police say the man did not identify the officer.

RCPD immediately notified KBI, who agreed to investigate.

This is a developing story and more details will be shared as information becomes available.

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