An employee complaint has prompted the University of Akron to place the Republican candidate for Summit County sheriff on paid administrative leave.
University officials tell the Beacon Journal commander of the UA police academy Randy Rivers was placed on leave while the university reviews the complaint. Further details of the complaint have not been released.
It's not unusual to place someone on leave while officials review the complaint, according to UA spokeswoman Eileen Korey.
Rivers will be facing Democrat Steve Barry for Summit County sheriff in the fall.
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