HAREVY, Ill. (CBS) — Harvey police Chief Eddie Winters told CBS 2 Thursday night that the mayor placed him on administrative leave.
Winters said Mayor Christopher Clark informed him of the move by personal email. He called the move “totally unexpected,” and said does not want to reveal reasons the mayor gave for it.READ MORE: Candace Parker, Chicago Sky Teammates Celebrate WNBA Title With A Drive-Through Run At Portillo's
Harvey Ald. Dominique Randle-EL said the mayor plans to discuss the reason for placing Winters on leave at a Monday Harvey City Council meeting.READ MORE: William Shatner Speaks At Rosemont Convention After Blue Origin Ride
Before getting hired in June 2019, Winters worked for the Chicago Police Department for 25 years.MORE NEWS: Chicago Police Union President Estimates More Than 3,000 Officers Defying City's Vaccine Reporting Mandate
Randle-EL said Robert Collins Jr., former chief of the Dolton Police Department, will serve as interim police chief.