East Ridge Police Chief J.R. Reed placed on administrative leave

Assistant Chief Stan Allen is now acting chief of police

Staff photo by Erin O. Smith / East Ridge Police Chief James Reed answers questions from reporters following the capture of a manhunt suspect at the entrance of Camp Jordan on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in East Ridge, Tennessee. Law enforcement employed the use of K-9 Units, a drone and officers on foot to find the suspect.

East Ridge's police chief is facing an internal investigation after being suspended with pay last week. But no city official knew Monday, or would say, what J.R. Reed is accused of doing wrong.

Acting City Manager Kenny Custer placed Reed, a nearly 30-year veteran who was appointed chief in 2014, on administrative leave Wednesday. Custer, who replaced City Manager Scott Miller earlier this month, said in a statement late Monday that it is the city's policy "not to comment while an investigation is pending."

Reed is accused of violating "three or four" policies, according to comments Custer gave to East Ridge News Online. But Custer did not say what those policies were or how long the investigation would take.