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Warner Robins police officer resigns amid district attorney investigation

WRPD| (WGXA) | Source: Warner Robins Police Department, Facebook
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WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (WGXA) -- A Warner Robins police officer resigned following an investigation by the Houston County District Attorney's Office (HCDA).

On Wednesday, former Narcotics Investigation Unit (NIU) officer, John Tyler Harvey, submitted a letter of resignation to his employer.

The resignation comes after an investigation from the HCDA office into Harvey's duties as an NIU.

In documents obtained by WGXA, it was said that the former officer "displayed poor judgment while carrying out his duties as an NIU officer."

“While his intentions may have been without malice, his actions were contrary to the principles and responsibilities we uphold as law enforcement officers,” said Interim Police Chief Roy Whitehead. “We understand the impact such incidents can have on public trust, and we assure our community members that the WRPD will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that our officers uphold the highest standards of professionalism, accountability, and public service."

The former officer had a hearing Thursday afternoon at Houston County Superior Court.

Harvey is one of six Warner Robins Police Department Narcotics Investigation Unit officers placed on administrative leave in April, following allegations of misconduct made through DA William Kendall's office.

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Four of the six officers have resumed their duties within days while one other officer remains on leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

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