Fairview Police Chief, Assistant Chief On Leave

Posted at 3:09 PM, Feb 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-06 16:48:55-05

The Fairview Police Chief and Assistant Chief have been placed on administrative leave while the city looks into possible misconduct after one of their new officers was arrested.

Officer Ronnie Williams was on the job full-time at Fairview for just one day. He was the former Millersville Police Chief.

He was arrested by citation by Metro Police after a prostitution sting at a hotel on Wallace Road in Nashville.

READ MORE: Fairview Officer Cited In Prostitution Arrest

Now, the city of Fairview has questions about whether Williams and another officer, Billy Gross, offered the chief and assistant chief external jobs with their private security firm in order to secure their position with Fairview.

City Manager Wayne Hall has launched an investigation and said the city will respond to any questions once it's complete.

Hall released the following statement Friday:

"We are aware of the situation and are currently conducting an ongoing investigation. When that investigation is complete, we will respond to any and all questions relative to the situation and the investigation."

Those with the city said they've considered asking the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to investigate.

TBI officials said they do not have an official request from the DA to look into Fairview.