Investigators remain tight-lipped after Boone County sheriff’s sudden retirement

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BOONE COUNTY (June 20, 2014) – Investigators aren’t saying much about the investigation that led to the retirement of Boone County Sheriff Ken Campbell.

Campbell announced Thursday that he would retire after an investigation began concerning his relationship with a prostitute. Local and federal authorities were involved in that investigation, including the Hamilton/Boone County Drug Task Force and the FBI.

Campbell held a meeting Thursday night to address the situation. He said he’s done nothing illegal but did apologize for “serious errors of judgment” in his personal life.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office released the following statement regarding the situation:

Due to the ongoing investigation involving Sheriff Ken Campbell, Major Mike Nielsen stated:  “The Boone County Sheriff’s Office is not involved in any part of the investigation into Ken Campbell’s conduct.  As of now, we have no new information to convey.”

At this time we feel it is best to focus our energy on moving forward. Any interviews with the media will be postponed to a later date.  Nielsen stated: “We do not want to compromise any part of an ongoing investigation that is referenced in the Boone-Hamilton County Drug Task Force press release issued at 8:00 a.m. this morning.”

And as for that investigation, the Hamilton/Boone County Drug Task Force provided the following update to FOX59 News Friday morning:

At this time, due to an ongoing investigation, the Hamilton/Boone County Drug Task Force does not have any information to disclose relating to a press release issued by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office June 19, 2014.

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