John Owens

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The city of Port Arthur has reinstated two of several Port Arthur Police Department officers recently placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation by the department, reports city spokesperson LaRisa Carpenter.

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One of several Port Arthur Police Department officers placed on administrative leave pending an investigation has been reinstated effective March 20, reports city spokesperson LaRisa Carpenter. 

"Owens has been reassigned as a shift commander within the field operations division," Carpenter stated in an email. 

Prior to being placed on administrative leave, Owens was a major in the criminal investigations division at PAPD. He was demoted to lieutenant in field operations. 

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An Examiner investigation has uncovered information that sources say led to several recent suspensions at the Port Arthur Police Department.

During an exclusive interview with The Examiner, a woman who says she was victimized by PAPD officers revealed the details of her complaint, which is purportedly one of several issues under investigation.

The press release

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