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No charges filed against Sedgwick County Sheriff’s deputy arrested for domestic violence

Sedgwick County Sheriff's Deputy Clayton Blackwood was arrested for domestic violence on...
Sedgwick County Sheriff's Deputy Clayton Blackwood was arrested for domestic violence on Saturday, May 29, 2021.(Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office)
Updated: Jun. 2, 2021 at 4:49 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update: The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that no charges will be filed against a deputy arrested May 29 for misdemeanor domestic violence disorderly conduct.

The arrest stems from an incident involving the Deputy Clayton Blackwood and his domestic partner.

The sheriff’s office said the incident was fully investigated and presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office for charging considerations. The district attorney’s office declined to pursue charges.

Deputy Blackwood returned to restricted duty pending the outcome of the internal investigation, which will be handled by the Professional Standards Unit. While on restricted duty, deputies under investigation for a serious policy violation do not have contact with the public.

Original story: June 2, 2021

A Sedgwick County Sheriff’s deputy is suspected without pay pending the outcome of a criminal and internal investigation. The suspension follows the May 29 arrest of Deputy Clayton Blackwood for misdemeanor domestic violence disorderly conduct.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office said the charge against Blackwood “stems from an incident involving the deputy’s domestic partner who was also arrested.”

The sheriff’s office said Blackwood has been with the department for five years.

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