Cottonwood Shores police chief on leave pending investigation


COTTONWOOD SHORES — City officials have placed Cottonwood Shores Police Chief Tom Williams on administrative leave with pay pending an undisclosed investigation, according to Mayor Donald Orr.

The mayor said city officials took the action against Williams on April 7.

Orr said there is an open investigation by an outside agency. No other details were available.

Williams was hired by the city in November.

In the meantime, patrol officer Chris Bieze is serving as the interim chief.

The investigtion could be complete in about a week, Orr said.

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