Richmond Police Chief put on administrative leave

RICHMOND, Calif. (KRON) – The Richmond Police Chief has been on leave.

Chief Bisa French is on leave due to an emerging family situation.

The city manager released a statement on the decision stating:

“The City of Richmond can confirm that it has put its police chief on paid administrative leave because of an evolving family situation. It is imperative that we let the investigations run undisturbed and according to established protocols that guarantee an objective assessment of the facts. “

Acting Chief Louie Tirona will lead the division during the investigation.

The city will issue further comments after an investigation.