The Caledonia County State’s Attorney’s Office is no longer accepting cases investigated by Hardwick Police Sgt. Darin Barber. “An independent investigation by an outside agency was conducted into the May 2021 incident,” wrote State’s Attorney Jessica Zaleski in an email to Caledonia County defense attorneys on Thursday. “As a result of that investigation, the Caledonia County State’s Attorney’s Office will no longer be accepting cases from Sgt. Barber.” Hardwick Town Manager David Upson Jr. confirmed on Friday that Sgt. Barber has been placed on administrative leave. “The next steps moving forward are going to be conversations between the town attorney and the union attorney,” said Upson. As of Friday morning, Sgt. Barber was still employed by the town.