Lansing Police Department officials identify the officer who was placed on paid administrative leave following a traffic accident Thursday afternoon. Sgt. Todd Johnson, 41, is a 17-year veteran of the Lansing Police Department. Johnson was off-duty when he was involved in a crash at Chandler Road and State Road in DeWitt Township Thursday at about 3:30PM.
The Lansing State Journal is reporting he was arrested at the scene for drunk driving.
“All allegations of complaints against Lansing Police Officers are taken seriously and thoroughly investigated," said Chief Teresa Szymanski. "The allegation against this LPD Sergeant is disappointing and if found true will not be tolerated.”
DeWitt Township Police is handling the investigation. Johnson was taken to the hospital for minor injuries following the crash. The occupants of the other vehicle were not injured.
Johnson has not yet been arraigned on any charges.