Brookline Police Chief Allegedly Violated City’s Policy Against Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

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BROOKLINE — Brookline Police Chief Ashley Gonzalez has been placed on paid administrative leave for allegedly violating the city’s policies against discrimination and sexual harassment.

City administrator Mel Kleckner said the city was made aware last week of multiple allegations against Gonzalez in which he allegedly violated the city’s policies and violated its sexual harassment and retaliation policies.

A Quincy-based company has been hired to conduct an independent investigation. Gonzalez will remain on paid leave pending the outcome of the assessment.

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He came to Brookline from Austin, Texas, in March, after spending most of his 33-year career in Norwalk, Connecticut, where he rose to become deputy chief.

The council declined to go into details.

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