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Anderson police chief placed on leave

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Anderson Police Chief Martin Brown (andersonpd.com) Anderson Police Chief Martin Brown (andersonpd.com)
ANDERSON (AP/FOX Carolina) -

Anderson Police Chief Martin Brown was placed on administrative leave for two weeks Friday, according to Lt. Tony Tilley, of the police department.

Tilley did not say what prompted the chief's leave, but he did say that Capt. Jim Stewart was named interim chief.

The Associated Press reported that Anderson Mayor Terence Roberts said Saturday the decision involves issues raised by officers, but no one is alleging wrongdoing. The decision followed a meeting Friday between city officials.

Roberts said the two-week involuntary leave gives officials time to talk to officers and consider organizational changes in the department.

Brown has been police chief since February 2006. He began his law enforcement career in 1975 as a patrol officer in Belton. He joined the FBI a year later. He was assigned to the FBI's Greenville office from 1993 to 2006.

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