Crime & Courts

Wichita police officer arrested, booked into jail on suspicion of DUI

A Wichita police officer was arrested Friday night on suspicion of driving under the influence.

The officer was booked into Sedgwick County jail after the Mulvane Police Department made an arrest. The officer was off duty at the time of his arrest, Wichita police Officer Charley Davidson said in a news release.

Wichita police did not release the officer’s name but said he was an 18-year veteran of the Wichita Police Department.

Sedgwick County jail booking records show Andrew Tapia was arrested in the 200 block of East Century in Mulvane on Friday. Tapia was listed as a community police officer on the Wichita Police Department’s website as of Saturday afternoon.

He had been released from jail by the time the news release was sent out, Sedgwick County jail records show.

The officer will continue to be paid after the arrest. He has been placed on “paid administrative assignment” while the case is investigated by Mulvane police. Wichita police will also do an internal review of the officer’s conduct, Davidson said.

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