Dale Mondary, the Desert Hot Springs Chief of Police, has been placed on paid administrative leave while an investigation into potential misconduct is completed, city officials announced on Monday.
Mondary was placed on leave Monday afternoon, a city spokeswoman told The Desert Sun. Deputy Chief Jim Henson will serve as acting chief during the investigation. There was no word on which agency will be conducting the investigation.
According to KESQ, the announcement came after a reporter asked questions “relating to sexually suggestive communications on social media, allegedly made by Chief Mondary.”
The TV station posted a screengrab that appears to be part of a sexually related text message exchange from Mondary.
No further details were given. The news comes just just five days after Mondary tweeted this, which feels different now:
Feeling cute. Might arrest somebody later. IDK pic.twitter.com/JwzgWQhdqv
— Dale Mondary (@DHSChiefMondary) April 24, 2019