The attorney for a suspended Fargo police officer says allegations that his client lied are false and the matter should be dropped.

The attorney for a suspended Fargo police officer says allegations that his client lied are false and the matter should be dropped.

KFGO radio reports that Officer David Boelke (BELL'-kee) has been placed on paid administrative leave while the department looks into a personnel complaint. Fargo Police Chief Dave Todd is defending the investigation.

In a letter to Todd, Fargo attorney Mark Friese (freeze) says the probe "assails the good character and reputation" of a 15-year veteran of the force. Friese says Todd has committed a crime by furthering a "defamatory matter." The attorney is asking that

Boelke be reinstated without discipline.

Todd denies any wrongdoing in creating the investigative report and says he hopes to "bring this to a conclusion very soon."