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Investigation clears Kansas Highway Patrol superintendent

Kansas Highway Patrol
Posted at 10:48 AM, Jul 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-24 11:48:21-04

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The governor's office says an independent investigation into complaints of sexual harassment against Kansas Highway Patrol Superintendent Herman Jones found them to be unsubstantiated.

Gov. Laura Kelly also announced leadership changes at Highway Patrol in which two top troopers are no longer employed with the agency after investigations cleared Jones.

The governor's office summarized the findings of an internal and independent investigation into complaints against Jones alleging sexual harassment in the form of unwanted physical contact and comments, misuse of state aircraft and gender discrimination.

The investigation exonerated him of sexual harassment complaints and found his use of the aircraft and other actions appropriate.