Lead investigator in Murfreesboro crash placed on leave
Sgt. Sam Campbell
Sgt. Ron Killings
The lead investigator in last month's fatal accident involving a Rutherford County Sheriff's deputy has been taken off the case and placed on administrative leave after police learned two liquor bottles found at the crash scene weren't initially included in the investigation.
After the July 17 accident that claimed the life of 11-year-old Lekeisha White several witnesses came forward and said they saw the deputy, Detective Sgt. Ron Killings, disposing of what looked to be liquor bottles.
Police did not investigate those claims.
Tuesday, the Murfreesboro Police Department admitted a mistake was made, saying a bottle near the crash may have belonged to Sgt. Killings.
Friday, Murfreesboro Police Chief Glenn Chrisman said he learned late Thursday two bottles were found at the scene.
The lead investigator, Sgt. Sam Campbell, has been taken off the case and placed on administrative leave.
Police have launched an internal investigation.
The case will be presented to district attorney in coming weeks.
Sgt. Campbell could face criminal charges.
A blood sample taken from Sgt. Killings two-and-a-half hours after crash turned up negative.
Police said they don not believe the bottles to be contributing factors.