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Superior police officer back on duty during probe

Published On: Jul 15 2014 03:10:37 PM CDT

SUPERIOR, Wis. -

A Superior police officer is back on duty while an investigation continues into whether he used excessive force in arresting a woman.

The Superior Police Department said Tuesday that Officer George Gothner was placed on administrative duty last Thursday. Gothner had been on paid administrative leave since late January.

The state is investigating whether Gothner used excessive force in arresting Natasha Lancour, which was caught on camera in January. Lancour is charged with disorderly conduct, but her trial is on hold until the investigation of Gothner is complete.

WDIO-TV reports police say the investigation is taking longer than expected. Gothner was placed on administrative duty, working on response plans to critical incidents. Police say he will not return to patrol duty, pending the decision of the assigned special prosecutor.

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