Struthers mayor mum on detective’s leave

STRUTHERS, Ohio (WKBN) – Nearly two dozen people showed up at the Struthers Administrative Building Friday morning, all in support for Detective Ray Greenwood.

Family members, friends, acquaintances and a few fellow union police officers showed support for Greenwood, a 16-year veteran of the force, during a disciplinary hearing to investigate allegations against him, according to Struthers Mayor Terry Stocker.

Greenwood has been on paid leave since May 28.

“The only thing that I can really say is that the city has brought an investigation against me that I am dealing with right now,” Greenwood said.

Stocker said an outside investigator is being brought in to examine the evidence and statements made on Friday.

“We gave Mr. Greenwood an opportunity to come in and answer a series of questions we had regarding an ongoing investigation of inappropriate conduct of an officer,” Stocker said.

Stocker would not be specific about what the alleged inappropriate conduct was or who made the allegation.

“We are going to examine everything and take everything that was presented today and in the past into consideration and we will make an informed decision,” Stocker said.

Greenwood’s wife Lori said it has been a tough few months, but seeing the people there supporting her husband is great.

“Today was the first day I actually broke down and cried because I have been holding it in so much. So when I did see the people that were here to support us, it really made it a lot easier than I thought it was going to be,” Lori Greenwood said.

“I know Ray and I know his morals and his ethics and it is nothing he would ever do, to do something that is not supposed to be happening in the police force,” friend Kelly Brockway said.

Stocker said a decision on Greenwood could be made as soon as Monday.

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