Peoria Fire Chief Bobby Ruiz was placed on paid leave, according to city spokesperson Jen Stein. 

“At this point, he is on paid administrative leave, pending an investigation,” Stein said without elaborating about the reasons for it.

The Peoria Times requested a copy of the report. Stein said it would not be finalized until this week.

Department deputy chiefs, Billy Morris and Rob Brewster, are overseeing the department.

Ruiz has been fire chief since July 2012. Prior to his stint with Peoria, he served in various capacities with the Phoenix Fire Department from October 1974 to December 2011. PT