UPDATE: East Ridge officials say the city has parted ways with the chief of police on Thursday.

A press release from the city says Police Chief J.R. Reed has been released from his job.

Officials say Reed was administrative leave due to an investigation into "matters relative to his position with the East Ridge Police Department."

Reed was accused of several policy violations and placed on leave in November.

According to Reed's termination notice, he is accused of improperly reporting more than $24,000 in funds collected by the department, mishandling investigations, a lack of department leadership and "allowing a hostile employment environment to exist."

The following is Reed's full termination notice from city officials:

Assistant chief Stan Allen served as the acting police chief during the investigation.

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PREVIOUS STORY: East Ridge city officials confirm that police chief JR Reed is on paid leave "pending an ongoing investigation relative to his position."

East Ridge Police Chief JR Reed is on paid administrative leave. The city manager said Reed is accused of multiple policy violations, but city officials are not saying what those violations are.

Monday night, supervisors with the East Ridge Police Department met with the city manager for what Channel 3 is told was a strategic planning meeting.

The meeting was held just hours after news broke that the police chief was placed on leave.

The meeting was not open to the public, but Channel 3 was at city hall as several police cars arrived.

The meeting lasted about 2 hours.

Assistant city manager Kenny Custer confirms, Reed is on paid administrative leave while an internal affairs investigation is conducted.

Custer released the following statement regarding the investigation following Monday's private meeting:

Channel 3 is still working to learn what started the investigation.

Stan Allen says he is now the acting chief of the city's police department.

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