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Gov. Justice orders an investigation of W.VA. State Police

West Virginia’s Governor Jim Justice announced that he is ordering a sweeping investigation of West Virginia’s State Police (WVASP).

After accepting the resignation of superintendent Jan Cahill on Mar. 20 the Governor ordered the investigation.

The director of Capitol Police Jack Chambers has been appointed to replace Cahill.

Chambers will investigate allegations of wrongdoing that includes a video camera placed inside the women’s locker room at one of the agency’s facilities.

Justice called that incident intolerable and sighted other incidents that Chambers will be investigating.

Those incidents includes one that implicates a Trooper in the robbery of a man at a casino.

The Governor also included the incident last month in which a State Trooper was involved with an arrest of a Maryland man on Interstate 81 near Martinsburg.

As we reported last month the arrestee passed away shortly after he was taken into custody.

The bodycam footage of that incident was not released by WVAS but Governor Justice viewed it and called it concerning.

Chambers has been charged with the investigation of any and all-alleged improprieties of which there have been many that have been levied against the WVASP.

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