Bristol police chief placed on administrative leave
Written by NH1 News on .
BRISTOL — The police chief has been placed on leave but the town is not saying why.
"Police Chief Michael Lewis is currently an employee of the Town of Bristol; however, at this time, he is on administrative leave and will not be available," Town Administrator Nik Coates wrote in a prepared statement Wednesday.
The statement was authorized by the town's Board of Selectmen.
NH1 News reached out to individual selectmen for comment Wednesday. The only one to respond was John Morrison and he, as well as a person who answered the phone at the police station, referred the matter to the Coates.
Coates did not say whether the leave is paid or unpaid or which day it started.
"The Town takes very seriously its obligation to protect the privacy rights of our employees, and as a result the Select Board and I will not be commenting further," Coates wrote.
Lt. Kris Bean is serving as the Police Department’s primary point of contact at this time.