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A vet in Lincoln, Illinois has been suspended from practicing for one year after he allegedly tried to prescribe painkillers to a patient who was suffering from diabetes.
The vet, who was in his first year of practice, allegedly offered to take the medication at no cost.
The patient refused, according to a Lincoln Police Department statement.
“He was in pain, suffering from pain, and we were concerned about him,” Lincoln Police Chief John McComb said in a statement.
McComb added that the vet, “did not have the qualifications nor the competency to prescribe drugs to someone who was experiencing pain.”
The patient is listed as a diabetic and has had diabetes since the age of 5.
Lincoln police have launched an investigation into the case, which could result in the vet losing his license to practice.
The Lincoln Police chief has since said that the patient has been “coached to seek treatment for her diabetes.”
In a statement, Lincoln Police wrote that the department will continue to investigate the case.
The police chief has also said that officers from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office are now handling the investigation.
The statement added that Lincoln is one of the “most dangerous cities in America.”
The Lincoln County Sheriffs Office released the following statement to CBS News: “We have reviewed the allegations and determined that the individual who made the complaint was not a Lincoln PD officer.
The officer involved has been placed on administrative leave pending the completion of an internal investigation.”
Lincoln is home to some of the nation’s most violent cities.
According to the 2016 American Community Survey, Lincoln had the highest homicide rate in the nation and the second highest rate of gun violence.
The city’s homicide rate was 4.2 per 100,000 people in 2016.
The report said that violent crime has “been a major problem in Lincoln and surrounding areas.”
According to CBS affiliate WLS, Lincoln’s homicide and gun violence rates are higher than the national average.
Lincoln Police Superintendent Richard Hargrave said the officer involved was suspended while the internal investigation is completed.
McCombs added that there are now five officers working for the Lincoln Police department.
“I want to assure you that the Lincoln PD and our community are doing everything we can to resolve this matter,” McComb wrote.
“This was a difficult time for all of us.”
Lincoln Mayor Tom McCallum said in the statement that the mayor was “very saddened” by the incident.
“It is difficult for the family of the deceased to know the officer’s actions were allowed to go unchallenged,” McCallums statement said.
“The mayor is concerned about the potential consequences of the incident.”
Lincoln Police have asked the Lincoln Community Council for help in finding a new officer.
In a letter to Lincoln residents, McCallams said the Lincoln police department is “looking into all of the appropriate ways to remove and discipline a potential officer.”
McCallms letter said that Lincoln will be “looking for the best and most qualified person for the position.”
“The Lincoln community is working closely with the Lincoln Public Safety Commission to identify the next officer to fill the role,” McCallion wrote.
Lincoln has one of America’s highest homicide rates.
In 2015, Lincoln recorded its highest homicide, with 1,984 murders, according the National Crime Victimization Survey.
In 2016, the city recorded 5,719 murders, a 2.5 percent increase over the previous year.
In 2017, Lincoln registered 2,937 murders, an 8 percent increase from the previous fiscal year.
According a report from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Lincoln has the highest rate in Illinois of gun deaths in the state.
“Our city is known for its strong gun control, especially gun safety laws, but we also have a violent criminal element, which has led to multiple shootings over the years,” McCollings letter said.
McColling said the city is working with the Illinois Department of Justice to determine the next Lincoln police officer.
McCallies statement added: “Lincoln’s police department will work closely with law enforcement to ensure that we are protecting our citizens and that our community remains safe.”
The department has said that it is “committed to addressing any concerns that may be raised regarding this incident.”
The incident comes on the heels of the death of an 18-year-old man in a shooting in Lincoln on Thursday.
That shooting left three people dead and five others wounded.