MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) — An officer with the City of Madison Police Department has been charged with sexual misconduct, according to court records.
35-year-old Kevin O. Walter of Harvest was taken into custody on Feb. 8 after a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Brent Patterson with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) confirmed with News 19 that the sheriff’s office was contacted by the Madison Police Department (MPD) in November 2022 regarding an incident with Walter.
The MPD asked the Sheriff’s Office to handle the investigation because it involved an off-duty employee, Patterson explained.
When the investigation was complete, investigators with the MCSO forwarded the case to the Madison County District Attorney’s Office.
The case was then presented to a Madison County grand jury, resulting in the arrest warrant.
The investigation also revealed that Walter and the victim knew one another.
Online court documents show Walter was accused of raping a woman while she was intoxicated on October 22, 2022.
Walter was released from jail the same day he was arrested on a $1,000 bond, with a condition of not having any contact with the alleged victim.
The City of Madison provided the following statement:
“The City of Madison is aware of an investigation of a current City of Madison police officer through a case under Madison County jurisdiction.
The officer has been placed under administrative leave, pending further information.
The City is actively working with County officers to support any needs through the investigation.”
A felony examination has been set for March 1.