Thu., 11:19 pm: ‘New lead’ in BCI investigation of Warren patrolman

WARREN Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said today the state’s investigation into whether a police officer in Warren acted criminally should be handed off to the county prosecutor’s office by the end of next week.

DeWine said delays in the investigation of Reuben Shaw, who was placed on paid leave in July when claims surfaced he may have had a vehicle illegally towed to property he owns, are due to the vehicle’s out-of-state owner canceling interviews with investigators.

They since have talked to her, and were provided a new lead that is being run down, DeWine said.

Shaw was informed by letter in July that he was being put on paid leave pending the outcome “any criminal and / or administrative investigations regarding the towing of a motor vehicle from private property.”

Read the full details of this story in the print edition of the Tribune Chronicle on Friday.