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Fremont's police chief on administrative leave during 'unwanted touching' investigation

Michigan State Police are investigating a woman's "unwanted touching" complaint against Fremont Police Chief Randall Wright.

FREMONT, Mich. — Michigan State Police Sgt. Ed Doyle confirms Fremont Police Chief Randall Wright is under investigation after a woman reported instances of “unwanted touching.”

The alleged incident is said to have occurred, "while on a trip with the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)," according to Doyle.The trip took place in June as a group traveled to see a Detroit Tigers baseball game.  

 Ben Bradford with FOP Lodge #135 organized the trip to and from Detroit to attend the Tigers game. 

Bryan Kolk, the lodge president told 13 On Your Side, “shortly after an event that our lodge took part in we were informally told that an allegation had been made regarding some activity that had taken place during the event. The State Police conducted the investigation regarding this allegation. Our membership provided full cooperation to them. We deeply regret that anyone involved with this event had an experience that made them feel like a victim.”

The alleged unwanted touching may have occurred while the bus traveled thru Kent County.

Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker tells 13 On Your Side he's in the process of reviewing the repor

Fremont City Manager Todd Blake released the following statement Tuesday afternoon.

“Due to the recent allegations made against Chief Wright the City of Fremont has placed Chief Wright on administrative leave until further notice. The City is conducting its own investigation into this matter."

Sergeant Jon Geeting will be in charge of Fremont Police Department operations during Chief Wright’s leave.”

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