Virginia State Police say it is investigating allegations that the police chief behaved inappropriately while out of office.
COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Virginia – Virginia State Police say it is investigating allegations that the police chief behaved inappropriately while out of duty.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Colonial Heights Police Chief Jeff Ferris has been sent on administrative leave by the mayor “until further notice”.
State Police spokeswoman Karin Geller says an investigation into allegations of misconduct and collaboration at a time when Ferry was out of office was launched at the request of city officials.
City manager Douglas Smith says Ferris was sent on vacation on Wednesday.
He says Major Robert Rucker has been appointed acting chief until the matter is resolved.
Smith declined to say why Ferris was on leave and whether he would be paid on vacation. The newspaper could not immediately contact Faris for comment.
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