Chillicothe Police Officer Resigns During Investigation

An investigation into a Chillicothe police officer’s conduct ended with the officer’s resignation last week.

The investigation started with a woman making a complaint about an attempted sexual assault at Adena Medical Center in which the victim reported that the suspect was a Chillicothe police officer.

According to investigators, the woman refused to identify herself to anyone in law enforcement and left the hospital without providing further information.

The woman returned to the hospital the next day and spoke with detectives from the Ross County Sheriff’s Office.

During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that the alleged suspect was William Stansberry Jr., a Chillicothe police officer.

The Ross County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation at the request of the police department.

That day, Stansberry was placed on paid administrative leave pending the results of a criminal and administrative investigation.

The criminal investigation concluded with no criminal charges being filed.

Following the conclusion of the criminal investigation, the Pike County Sheriff’s office agreed to conduct an administrative investigation of the incident beginning on December 1.

On December 2, Stansberry told investigators that he was willing to resign effective December 3. That resignation letter was submitted late in the morning on December 3.

The police department said that the administrative investigation was terminated, since Stansberry is no longer a police officer.

Police are considering the matter closed unless new allegations arise.

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