Auburn deputy chief of police charged with DWI, city manager says

AUBURN, N.Y. -- The deputy chief of the Auburn Police Department has been charged with a DWI offense, according to city officials.

Deputy Chief of Police Roger Anthony, 44, was charged with DWI, City Manager Jeff Dygert said. Dygert said Police Chief Shawn Butler told him about the charge Saturday morning.

Anthony has been placed on administrative leave, and the status of his pay will be determined on Monday, Dygert said.

Anthony's exact charges remain unclear. His name has not appeared in Cayuga County jail booking logs, according to a jail deputy.

Butler declined to comment and said all further information and media inquiries would be handled by city officials.

Anthony was named deputy chief in July 2016, according to the Auburn Citizen. He has been on the police force since 1997.

Further information will be reported as it becomes available.

By Kira Maddox | kmaddox@syracuse.com
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on April 02, 2017 at 8:38 AM