Benton Harbor officer investigated

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. - Michigan State Police are actively investigating Jared Graves, a veteran patrolman with the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety. Graves resigned from his position at the department this week.

The Michigan State Police Paw Paw Post, who are leading the investigation, said Wednesday that the case is an ‘open investigation’ but wouldn’t share many details. The Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety also would not comment on the case.
ABC 57 News spoke with a woman Wednesday claiming to be a victim of Graves. A Michigan State Police investigator confirmed that the woman was the one that filed the complaint against Graves two weeks ago.
The victim said Graves picked her up for marijuana possession but let her off in exchange for sexual favors. She went on to tell ABC 57 News that Graves tried contacting her numerous times after the incident.
Graves could not be reached for comment at his Benton Harbor home Wednesday. He had worked as a policeman in the city for more than a decade.
Berrien County Prosecutor Arthur Cotter said he expects results from the investigation to be turned over to his office by the end of the week.

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