SALT LAKE CITY — In a FOX 13 News exclusive, we’ve learned one of the Salt Lake City Police Department’s seven Deputy Chiefs has been placed on administrative leave.
Deputy Chief Rick Findlay is responsible for the department’s investigative unit and oversees 11 detective squads.
Findlay has been on paid leave since November 8, 2013 – nearly four months. According to a website that discloses public employee salaries, Findlay’s salary is more than $100,000 a year. Findlay was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief in March of 2010.
The department’s Public Relations Unit confirms that Findlay is on paid administrative leave. Chief Chris Burbank replied to a FOX 13 interview request with this statement:
“I can confirm that I placed Findlay on administrative leave pending an investigation for violating the city harassment policy.” The statement goes on to say, “This is a personnel issue. No further comments at this time,”