State police open probe into local animal control director
SAGINAW COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -
TV5 has learned that a Mid-Michigan animal control director is now under investigation by the Michigan State Police.
Saginaw County Animal Control Director Kevin Wilken was placed on paid administrative leave earlier this month and escorted from the building by members of the Saginaw County Sheriff's department.
The reason for the suspension remains unclear, but the Saginaw County prosecutor confirms a trooper has been assigned to the active investigation.
Two weeks ago, no one from the sheriff's department would comment on camera when TV5 reached out to them, however one person did tell WNEM TV5's James Felton that this is "an unfortunate situation."
County leaders would not comment on the issue, only saying that Wilken is on paid leave.
TV5 also learned two weeks ago that the prosecutor has also received paperwork on Wilken. What that information is, and why the prosecutor is involved in the first place, was not shared with us. At that time Wilken would not return ours calls either.
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