Investigation Underway Into Sheriff’s Office that Handled Lawmaker’s Case


Authorities said on Thursday that an investigation was underway into the Sheriff’s Office that handled a domestic violence case in July that involved an Ohio lawmaker.

The wife of Ohio Senator Kris Jordan called 911 on July 11, which lead to investigation that ended with no charges, 10TV’s Glenn McEntyre reported.

In the phone call, Melissa Jordan said she needed police because her husband had gotten physical with her.

Deputies took reports, but both Jordan and his wife refused to give statements.

The Delaware City Prosecutor's office said though there was probable cause to file charges against Jordan, it opted not to at the insistence of Jordan’s wife.

At that point, it appeared the case was closed, but documents revealed that for Jordan, it was anything but closed, McEntyre reported.

Records from the Delaware County Sheriff's Office detailed a series of calls from Jordan to the deputies who responded to his condo that night.

The deputies said Jordan called them at home, to question them about their handling of the case.

One deputy wrote "Mr. Jordan did state that he felt as if Sheriff Davis was out to ruin his political career".

The deputy said he responded that he did not wish to be involved in politics, and "I felt as if we did our job".

The deputy said Jordan questioned him about a change that was made to the reports regarding his case.

Records showed that the day after Melissa Jordan's 911 call, a deputy was ordered by his superior, a Lt Burden, to change the report "to a disorderly conduct report and not a domestic dispute".

Four days later, the same Lieutenant ordered the Deputy to add "domestic violence" back onto the report and forward it to the prosecutor's office.

The deputy said that Burden ordered the change after reviewing the audio and video from the run, and hearing Melissa Jordan say she was "fearful of Kristopher Jordan".

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