The police chief in the town of Espanola, west of Sudbury, has been suspended with pay pending an investigation.

The police services board in Espanola says the decision was made to suspend Chief Steven
Edwards in accordance with the Police Services Act. The suspension began Thursday, after a complaint from a staffer. There is no word what kind of complaint it was.

Speaking to CTV News Tuesday morning, Chief Edwards said he has legal representation in place and declined to comment. 

The board says Sergeant William Lamour has been appointed interim Chief of Police.

The Ontario Civilian Police Commission has been called in to investigate.