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JPD officer under investigation, off the force

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Jackson police officer, under criminal investigation, has been dismissed from the department. 

Assistant Chief Lee Vance confirmed that the precinct four officer is under investigation for a crime that he described as sexual in nature. 

A misconduct complaint was filed after an incident that occurred earlier this week between the male officer and a male suspect involving a forced sexual act. 

Vance says, as of Wednesday, the precinct four officer is no longer employed with JPD..

Vance would not confirm the identity of the officer to WLBT. 

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