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Jail Administrator Placed On Administrative Leave

By Beth Milligan | April 13, 2019

Grand Traverse County Jail Administrator Captain Todd Ritter has been placed on administrative leave - with few details available surrounding the circumstances that warranted the move.

In a statement to The Ticker, Sheriff Tom Bensley said: "On April 4, 2019, Jail Administrator Captain Todd Ritter was placed on paid administrative leave pending the results of an ongoing internal investigation. At this time, no further details or further information is available. At the conclusion of the investigation, additional information may be provided."

Bensley declined to elaborate further on the case or to provide an estimated timeline of when the investigation could be concluded. Ritter began his career with the Sheriff's Office as a marine deputy in 1997 before moving to the jail as a corrections office that same year. He was promoted to sergeant in October 2003, made administrative sergeant in March 2011, promoted to lieutenant in March 2015, and made captain in August 2015.

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