June 16, 2020
Last week I began a listening and information gathering process where I held important conversations with community members, as well as police officers and city staff, to best determine the most appropriate course of action related to Police Chief Byers.
Coming out of these conversations and explorations, I opened an internal investigation into allegations against Chief Byers unrelated to his social media post. In accordance with our city policy, the Chief has been placed on administrative leave pending the completion of this investigation. Because of the ongoing investigation, the city is not at liberty to discuss the matter further until the process is concluded. During this period, Major Roland Castro will lead the department and work closely with me on all police matters.
City of Johns Creek