DeKalb County police chief put on 2-week leave
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DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — DeKalb County’s police chief has been placed on a two-week adminstrative leave.
An attorney for police chief Terrell Bolton says the chief will go on leave while the county’s new chief executive, Burrell Ellis, reviews Bolton’s use of comp time.
Attorney Bill McKenney says Ellis informed Bolton of the leave Monday. McKenney says the chief readily accepted the paid leave because he needs to focus on improving his health after being diagnosed with diabetes.
Bolton returned to work Monday after taking a week off due to his illness. The chief referred all questions to McKenney, who said he’s heard no suggestion that Bolton would leave the chief
Under county law, Bolton can be fired only for cause.
Ellis said Bolton’s future would depend on the results of the investigation.