Authorities in Tennessee say a police officer has been placed on leave pending the outcome of sexual assault allegations

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee say a police officer has been placed on leave pending the outcome of sexual assault allegations.

The Chattanooga Police Department says in a news release it is conducting an internal investigation into the officer, whose name was not released.

The statement says the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a separate criminal investigation after a woman reported the alleged incident last week involving an on-duty Chattanooga police officer. No charges have been filed.