BPD lieutenant resigns after being named in ICAC investigation

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By Tom Wilmoth

A recently promoted member of the Bedford Police Department has resigned after being named in an ongoing investigation of the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children's Task Force.

Bedford Police Chief Todd Foreman confirmed Monday that Lt. Brian McAlexander had resigned. The 25-year veteran of the department had been promoted to lieutenant back in December. He first joined the department in 1989.

Foreman, in a news release Monday, stated that Southern Virginia ICAC investigators are conducting an investigation involving an officer of the Bedford Police Department. “The Bedford Police Department considers any allegation of misconduct by an employee as a serious issue,” Foreman stated. “We have followed our policy and procedure and have started our administrative investigation. The Bedford Police Department received a resignation from the officer today and we have accepted his resignation.”

Major Ricky Gardner, of the Bedford County Sheriff's Office said, ICAC investigators are conducting the investigation of McAlexander, who lives in Bedford. “In order to respect the integrity of the investigative process, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office will not release any further details of this ongoing investigation,” he stated.

Gardner stated that ICAC investigators are working with the Virginia Attorney General’s Office, Computer Crimes Section, on the investigation.

Prior to his promotion in December, McAlexander worked patrol and was a sergeant in the patrol division. He received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice in 1987.