MOORESVILLE, N.C. (WBTV) - Mooresville’s interim town manager placed Police Chief Damon Williams and Police Captain David Call on administrative leave with pay Monday, officials say.
Officials say state law prevents disclosure of a personnel matter, but confirm that this action was taken pending the final review of the internal personnel investigation involving the police department that is being conducted by an outside agency.
A source close close to the investigation confirmed that the investigation is being conducted by an outside agency, Huntersville-based US ISS, and that it deals with the “work environment" at Mooresville PD.
The investigation began in February a nd has involved dozens of interviews.
Town of Mooresville officials also say this action is solely a personnel matter and was not based on any allegation or suspicion of criminal activity.
Deputy Chief Gerald Childress has been put in charge during the chief’s absence.
Chief Williams joined the Mooresville Police Department in 2016 after serving four years as Chief of Police in Tarboro, NC.
No further information was released.