G.P.D. Captain Resigns Under Scrutiny
Gainesville Police Capt. Ray Weaver spent nearly 26 years conducting investigations, but on July 6, 2007, he found himself on the opposite side of the magnifying glass. Weaver was one of the highest-ranking members of the G.P.D., where he headed the Department's Administrative and Technical Services Bureau.
Sources said F.D.L.E. technicians removed a computer hard drive and a piece of carpet for D.N.A. testing from Weaver's office; and told WCJB, the investigation was initiated after charges of sexual misconduct with a lower-ranking officer were made.
G.P.D. officials refused to comment on the case, most of the week, but they did confirm Weaver was placed on paid administrative suspension Monday, and remained on that status until phoning-in his resignation to headquarters Friday afternoon - a move his attorney characterized as Weaver's "retirement." G.P.D. Lt. Keith Kameg confirmed Weaver left the force.
"Effective today at 5 p.m., part of Capt. Weaver's department will go to Capt. Lynne Benck on a temporary basis. In addition to her duties as Detective Commander, she'll be also working as temporary Commander of our Internal Affairs Department," Kameg said. "The rest of the Administrative Services Bureau will be temporarily under the command of Capt. Rick Hanna."
Weaver joined the department in 1981, and he will in effect go into retirement today with over 25 years under his belt.
Neither G.P.D. or F.D.L.E. officials have commented on the nature of the investigation, but it is on-going.
By Ted Latiak, WCJB TV20 News.
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