Richlands Officer Resigns Amid Sex Assault Allegation

The SBI is investigating a former Richlands police officer, after a woman claims he sexually assaulted her, according Richlands police.

Richlands police chief Thomas Bennett says Sergeant Angel Nieves has resigned from his duties on the force. Nieves had been with the department for seven years.

Bennett says he found out about the alleged sexual assault incident just after Labor Day, and handed everything over to the SBI.

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