A Cuyahoga Falls police officer arrested on charges of domestic violence June 8 is taking an unpaid leave of absence.
Law Director Virgil Arrington said Officer Ralph Flynn and the city reached an agreement Thursday in which the department will withhold any possible disciplinary action while Flynn's court case proceeds.
In the meantime, Flynn is to take an unpaid leave of absence from the department starting June 25, Arrington said. Flynn has been on vacation for more than two weeks.
Flynn waived his right to a hearing before Police Chief John Conley which had been set for June 18. Conley said the recommendation was that Flynn be terminated.
Flynn was arrested and charged by Norton police June 8 with two counts of domestic violence, a first-degree misdemeanor, after officers received a call from Akron's Children's Hospital concerning a possible domestic violence situation between Flynn and his two children at Flynn's Norton home.
On June 9, Flynn pleaded not guilty to the charges in Barberton Municipal Court Judge Michael Weigand's court.
See the June 24 edition of the Cuyahoga Falls News-Press for the story.