Police officer indicted on multiple felonies related to military documents he submitted

May 4, 2018, the Akron Police Department welcomed 14 new police officers, including Delone Holland, when they took their Oath of Office in the Akron Summit County Main Library Auditorium. (Facebook)

Sean McDonnell

Akron Beacon Journal

An Akron police officer has been indicted on multiple felonies following an internal investigation related to paperwork submitted to the department.

May 4, 2018, the Akron Police Department welcomed 14 new police officers, including Delone Holland, when they took their Oath of Office in the Akron Summit County Main Library Auditorium. (Facebook)

Deandre Holland, an Akron patrol officer hired in 2018, was indicted by a Summit County grand jury on felony charges, according to the police department. Holland, who was assigned to patrol duties, has no prior instances of discipline, according to police records.

According to a statement from Akron police, Holland was placed on administrative leave on Dec. 29 when irregularities were discovered involving military documentation he provided to the department.

An internal investigation developed into a criminal investigation as more information was found.

According to the department, the investigation was handed over to the Summit County Prosecutor’s Office for review, and the case was presented to the grand jury.

On April 15, Holland was indicted on more than one felony charge, Akron police Capt. David Laughlin said. The Summit County Prosecutor’s Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on what the charges were. They’re currently not available on the Summit County Common Please Court’s online records.

The department said its declining to comment further due to the ongoing internal and criminal investigations.

“We are aware of the challenges we face as public servants,” the statement from the police read. “Additionally, we recognize that transparency is a vital component of public trust and equally and hold ourselves to a high standard of accountability.”

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