Crime & Courts

SBI investigates Lowell police officer’s alleged ‘inappropriate relationship’ with minor

The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into whether a Lowell police officer had an “inappropriate relationship” with a minor, SBI Special Agent In Charge Audria Bridges said Wednesday.

Gaston County Police Chief Joseph Ramey requested the SBI investigation recently, Bridges said in a statement, “and a concurring request from (Gaston County) District Attorney Locke Bell was given.”

Bridges said the investigation is ongoing and “more details will be released in the near future.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak