Police chief put on leave during probe

OTTAWA, Ohio (AP) — A northwest Ohio police chief has been placed on paid administrative leave pending a criminal investigation.

Ottawa Police Chief Forest Gordon took office Jan. 1.

Municipal Director John Williams says Gordon is the subject of an investigation by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation.

Williams declined to say why Gordon is being investigated.

Gordon joined the police department in July as assistant police chief. He previously served as police chief in nearby Middle Point. Gordon couldn’t be reached to comment. There was no phone listing for him.

Ottawa is about 60 miles south of Toledo.