SAN DIEGO — The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department says it is investigating an accusation of inappropriate conduct against a top-level official.

The department on Tuesday confirmed the complaint against Assistant Sheriff Rich Miller but didn’t provide details, citing the ongoing probe.

KGTV reports that Miller, reached by phone, denied the allegation.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports Miller is out of the office, using accumulated leave time until his planned retirement next week, on March 2.

As an assistant sheriff — one of three on the department’s executive staff — Miller ran the Sheriff’s Detention Services Bureau, which oversees the seven county jails Tuesday.

Miller joined the department in 1992, and was appointed an assistant sheriff in 2014.

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