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Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006 07:41 am

Detective placed on leave

He’s a subject of ongoing ISP investigation

Another Springfield Police Department detective has been put on paid administrative leave. Detective Jim Graham, who had been transferred from SPD’s “major case” unit to general investigations on Oct. 4, surrendered his badge and gun Jan. 17. Chief Don Kliment declined to comment, citing SPD’s policy of not discussing personnel matters. However, SPD spokesman Sgt. Kevin Keen confirmed that Graham is on administrative leave. Graham’s longtime partner, Detective Paul Carpenter, has been on administrative leave since Oct. 4. At the same time, Graham was transferred from what was then called the major case unit — handling homicides, aggravated batteries and other serious crimes — to general investigations. Both Carpenter and Graham are said to be the subject of an Illinois State Police investigation prompted by allegations made by former SPD Sgt. Ron Vose. Earlier this month, Vose resigned unexpectedly, citing a fear of retaliation [see “Veteran cop quits” Jan. 5]. Vose had previously supervised SPD’s narcotics unit, which frequently worked with major case detectives. In the months prior to his resignation, Vose had been transferred to street patrol.
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