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Orrick Chief of Police Troy Sims has been put on an administrative leave, according to Orrick Mayor Marilyn Butler.
The move was made on Saturday during a special meeting of the Orrick Board of Aldermen.
Butler would not comment on the reason why Sims was put on the administrative leave but said he would remain suspended from active duty pending an investigation.
In a related move on Friday, Sims told The Daily News he had been removed from the Rural Alcohol Drug Enforcement task force (RADE).
Richmond Police Chief Terri McWilliams was contacted for comment but said she was unaware of the details of why Sims was removed from the task force. McWilliams said Richmond Police Officer Amy Sisson, who is the communications officer for the task force, would be releasing a statement.
The Daily News has not received any statement as of presstime today.
Tensions were high last month at an Orrick Board of Aldermen meeting between Sims and Butler.
At one point during the meeting, Butler reprimanded Sims for his language towards a family in attendance and another resident for complaints they had against Sims. Some residents called for an investigation. Sims was supported by City Attorney Kevin Baldwin and some aldermen.
Butler won a close race for mayor in April, beating incumbent Shirley Taylor by only five votes.