On-Duty Kenosha Police Officer Arrested on Battery Charges

KENOSHA - An on-duty Kenosha police officer became involved in an altercation stemming from a personal matter early this morning.

The Racine County Sheriff's department was called in to investigate.

The 29-year-old police officer, Kendal West, was arrested on charges including battery. The officer has been placed on administrative leave.

The investigation remains in the hands of the Racine County Sheriff's Department. The Kenosha Police Department is cooperating with the investigation. They state that the actions of the officer were not, in any way, connected to his official duties and run contrary to their mission.

An internal investigation is currently being conducted, as well. 

Cheif Daniel Miskins released a statement which said, "I understand that personal problems are something we all deal with and I support the officer in that regard; however, as Chief, if the allegations are correct, I cannot condone his manner in dealing with them."

Stay with CBS 58 News for more information on this developing story. 

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