Moab Metropolis Police Division Chief Bret Edge has taken a go away of absence amid an investigation into the division’s dealing with of a “domestic dispute” between Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie, a report stated.
Edge started the absence Monday beneath the Household Medical Depart Act, a metropolis spokesperson confirmed to Fox News.
It was not instantly clear how lengthy Edge can be away from his submit and who will substitute him as interim chief.
Final Thursday, Moab metropolis officers introduced an investigation right into a “possible breach of police department policy” through the Aug. 12 response to the younger couple exterior of Arches Nationwide Park after stories of a attainable home assault on the Moonflower Group Cooperative.
A 911 caller instructed police he noticed a person slapping a lady exterior the co-op.
Bodycam footage exhibits a hysterical Petito and a relaxed Laundrie speaking to police, with the cops contemplating prices towards Petito after noticing scratches on her boyfriend’s face.
The company has come beneath fireplace after they separated the couple for the evening, however allowed them to proceed on their cross-country journey.
Officers helped safe a resort room for Laundrie whereas Petito slept of their van.
Petito was final seen about two weeks later and her stays have been discovered on Sept. 19 in Wyoming.
Laundrie, who returned to Florida with out his girlfriend of their van on Sept. 1, is now the topic of a large manhunt.
He was indicted final week on federal fraud prices for allegedly utilizing a debit card that didn’t belong to him in Wyoming within the days after she vanished.