ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — The police chief of a Louisiana city has been abruptly placed on administrative leave for reasons that haven’t been made public. Police Chief Jerrod King was placed on leave late Friday, news outlets report. City spokesman Jim Smilie declined to answer queries about King, saying it was a personnel matter. On Dec. 31, King posted a long statement on his Facebook page praising police officers’ dedication and detailing the department’s struggles with issues such as staffing and budgeting in 2019. It ended with well wishes for 2020. The city’s mayor has since announced the assistant police chief will act as interim chief.