Spokane police officer under investigation

Published On: May 20 2013 12:15:51 PM PDT   Updated On: May 20 2013 12:35:59 PM PDT
Spokane Police Officer Darren Quarles
SPOKANE, Wash. -

For the second time in a week a Spokane police officer is under investigation and has been placed on administrative leave.

The Spokane Police Department confirmed Monday morning Officer Darren Quarles has been placed on administrative leave. An internal affairs investigation into Quarles is underway.

Police gave no further details as to the nature of the investigation and Chief Frank Straub declined to comment on the matter.

Quarles is the second Spokane police officer and the third local law enforcement to be placed on leave in the last week.

Officer Jeff Graves was placed on leave by Straub after allegations of misconduct were leveled against him. An internal affairs investigation and two separate criminal investigations -- one by the police department and a second by the Spokane County Sheriff's Office -- are underway.

Spokane County Sheriff's detective Dale Toliver was also placed on administrative leave while he is under investigation by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office for an assault near Odessa last weekend.