Durham officer on admin duty after ‘child in crisis’ call, officials say

Durham County News

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — A Durham police officer is now off the patrol beat after an incident involving a child last week, officials say.

The incident happened Friday just before 9:30 a.m. in the 2300 block of South Alston Avenue, a Monday news release from Durham police said.

The call was to help a Durham person “with a child in crisis,” the news release said.

Police said they could provide no details because “the matter involves a juvenile.”

However, after the incident, authorities “initiated an administrative investigation into the incident to ensure that all policies and procedures were followed,” according to the news release.

Lauren Maidment, a Durham police officer since July 2016, is now on administrative duty while the internal investigation is underway, police said.

No one has been charged.

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