EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSBuffalo Police Chief Under Investigation For Alleged Abuse Of Power
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Reported: Mar. 21, 2014 9:38 PM EDT
Updated: Mar. 22, 2014 11:00 PM EDT
BUFFALO, W.Va. (Katy Brown) -- People living in Buffalo are shocked to hear one of their town's police officers and county deputies is accused of abusing his powers.
Cpl. Will Jordan is currently in the middle of a lawsuit with Scott England, who says Jordan had an affair with his wife while on duty as a police officer for both Buffalo and Putnam County.
England said Jordan used his position and power to intimidate, threaten and scare him.
"Well, maybe to an extent everybody does, depending on what kind of person you're dealing with," Tim Jordan of Buffalo said. "As far as being a normal person, no, I couldn't see Will being out of line."
According to court documents, England filed a complaint with the sheriff's office hoping to put an end to the affair. But Will Jordan fired back.
Court documents said Jordan told England, "I know I have a bad reputation, but you don't know who you are [expletive] with. I may take this uniform off every day, but I still have my gun."
"I mean there's a lot of people that don't like him because he's got a stiff upper lip," Tim Jordan said. "But if you act straight and keep it straight he's a good."
Will Jordan has been placed on paid leave according to the sheriff's department.
And for neighbors who did not wish to go on camera, they said it's unfair. One neighbor said the town of Buffalo has three cops and out of those three, Will Jordan is the only one who does his job.
"Do your job. But don't sit around on a back street with some little hoochie you picked up on the corner because you get paid to do it," the neighbor said. "It's not fair. It's not fair to Buffalo. It's not fair to the town. It's not fair to the people."
Others in Buffalo said not much will change much for their small town.
"I don't think it's going to affect the town of Buffalo just because of the reason we haven't had a real town cop here really permanently for years and years," Tim Jordan said.
Putnam County sheriff Steve Deweese said he is conducting an investigation into the allegations against Jordan at this time, but he cannot comment any further than that on this situation.
BUFFALO, W.Va. (Elizabeth Noreika) -- A Putnam County lawsuit has the police chief of Buffalo in the hot seat.
Fredrick England of Red House filed suit against Police Chief William Jordan in late February.
The lawsuit said that Jordan had multiple romantic encounters with England's wife, while Jordan was on duty with Buffalo police and the Putnam County Sheriff's Department.
England said when he tried to confront Jordan about the relationship, Jordan threatened him using his position with the police department as intimidation.
Putnam County Sheriff Steve DeWeese said he is conducting an investigation into the allegations, but did not comment further.
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