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A Springfield Police Officer is in custody after an investigation revealed three separate sexual misconduct issues. 26-year-old Springfield Police Officer Taylor Staff was arrested after the Illinois State Police investigated criminal allegations of incidents from January of 2020 through July of 2020.


On February 23rd, Division of Criminal Investigation agents concluded a thorough investigation and the Sangamon County State’s Attorney’s office approved an arrest warrant for Staff. Staff was arrested and charged with Official Misconduct, Criminal Sexual Assault, and Custodial Sexual Misconduct. Staff is being held in Sangamon County Jail with a $250,000 cash bond with 10% to apply. 


Anyone with additional information on this case is encouraged to contact ISP Zone 4 at 217-782-4750.

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