Chief: Norfolk police officer acted inappropriately in connection to sheriff’s race


NORFOLK — Norfolk Police Chief Larry Boone says an officer acted inappropriately when removing a “Neil Bradley for Sheriff” campaign sign from a shopping center last fall.

In September, 10 On Your Side showed you exclusive footage of the September 2017 incident.

The security footage shows a Norfolk police officer get out of a marked car, take Bradley’s campaign sign from outside of an East Little Creek shopping center, and put it into the patrol vehicle.

Neil Bradley — who lost the sheriff’s election a month later to Joe Baron — filed a complaint against the officer and an internal investigation was opened.

Now, the results of that investigation are in. 

“I have reviewed your complaint as well as the testimony of all witnesses and all evidence available,” Boone wrote in a letter to Bradley. “Based on the facts presented, I have determined there is enough evidence to substantiate your complaint of mishandling citizen property and the appropriate action has been taken.”

Bradley declined to comment on the results of the investigation. The Norfolk Police Department did not respond with comment before publication. 

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