Lanett police chief placed on administrative leave

LANETT, AL (WTVM) - A police chief in East Alabama has been placed on administrative leave.

Lanett Police Chief Angie Spates in on administrative leave while an undisclosed situation is being addressed, according to a Lanett city official. Lanett Mayor Kyle McCoy says Spates is on a paid leave. Spates has been chief of police since 2008.

Maj. Johnny Wood is now the acting chief of the police department.

The city council is expected to discuss the staffing situation on May 7.

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