PUT-IN-BAY (Toledo News Now) -The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department has launched an investigation into complaints it's received about the Put-In-Bay Police Department. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is also getting involved. Sheriff Steve Lavorchick is careful not to release too many details about the probe, but he says they involve allegations of misconduct and improper behavior. So far, he's heard from ten people. "This is something that is not a pleasant task, however, the Sheriff has been sworn to protect all citizens in Ottawa County," said Sheriff Lavorchick. It's no secret village residents and business owners are frustrated with the police department. At a meeting in July complaints were made by Put-In-Bay residents that the department, staffed mostly with seasonal officers during the hectic tourist season, is young, inexperienced and at times overzealous in making arrests. Some residents suggested the sheriff's department help out.
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