One WPD officer arrested on stalking and misconduct, two on paid administrative leave

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Update Monday, Oct. 23:

Wichita police place two officers on paid administrative leave in connection to the weekend arrest of another officer, Joshua Price.

Monday, Eyewitness News also learned Price has bonded out of jail on charges of misdemeanor misconduct and stalking.

Limited information on the sheriff's report in this case lists two victims: a 37-year-old woman who is the officer's ex-girlfriend and another man.

Wichita attorney Charley O'Hara is not involved with the case, but says the arresting charge could mean the officer used his position to target a specific person, causing them to fear for their safety.

As of Monday evening, it's unclear how the other two officers placed on paid administrative leave are involved.

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A Wichita Police Department officer was arrested Friday evening.

WPD says the officer was arrested on stalking and misdemeanor official misconduct. The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office confirms Joshua Price is the officer who was arrested and that he was arrested on two counts of stalking and one count of official misconduct.

The sheriff's office says it can't say any more about the case since it is an active investigation.

Police say Price is a 21-year veteran of the department.

The department says it handed the case over to the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office under the new policy that WPD and the Sheriff's Office will investigate crimes involving each other's employees.

Deputies arrested Price after WPD says it asked for an investigation of potential criminal conduct.

Price is on paid administrative leave, which is typical of these kinds of accusations.

Police said since it has turned the case over to the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, it won't comment further on the arrest.