Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly

The Yellow Springs police department has requested outside help to determine whether criminal charges should be brought against one of its sergeants.

Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly says at the request of the Yellow Springs interim police chief, David Hale, he’ll investigate alleged criminal misconduct by Sergeant Naomi Penrod.

Penrod has been accused of twisting the arm of a resident who was filming her when police arrived on Nov. 5th to check on an eviction notice. An internal investigation determined that Penrod had committed a "hostile act," which she's appealing.

After completing training, some Emergency Medical Services personnel in Clark County are carrying concealed guns for self-defense, but not all law local law enforcement is behind the idea.