Brookline Police Chief On Paid Leave After Multiple Allegations Surface

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BROOKLINE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Town of Brookline has put their new police chief on administrative leave after multiple misconduct allegations surfaced against him.

Last week, the town was made aware of allegations that Chief Ashley Gonzalez violated their policies against discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation, Town Administrator Mel Kleckner said in a statement.

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Brookline town staff hired Quincy-based Comprehensive Investigations and Consulting to investigate the allegations.

"The Town has a strict zero-tolerance policy against discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation committed by or against its employees. We are committed to supporting the investigation, which will determine the facts, and responding accordingly,” Kleckner said.

Chief Gonzalez will stay on administrative paid leave until the investigation is complete.

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