RED WING — Red Wing Police Chief Roger Pohlman has been placed on paid administrative leave by the city pending an investigation into his conduct, according to a statement from the city.

Pohlman was placed on leave Monday after the Red Wing City Council met in closed session to discuss allegations against an employee. According to the agenda item, the council's closed session was designed to "discuss the allegations and possible next steps" concerning "allegations against an employee."

The city cited the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act as a reason for not disclosing any other information at this time.

"The City Council supports and values the role of the Police Department in our organization and community and is committed to working with them now and in the future," the statement from the city read.

Pohlman could not be reached for comment.