Avon and Somerset Police chief constable Nick Gargan has been suspended over allegations of inappropriate behaviour towards female officers.
Avon and Somerset deputy chief constable John Long will act as temporary chief constable.
Mr Gargan started his career with Leicestershire Constabulary in 1988 after completing a degree in French and politics at the University of Leicester.
He worked extensively on the investigation into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
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Overnight rain has been clearing to leave it misty with low cloud in places. Brightening up towards the middle of the day though.
Any early rain will quickly clear away then there is a largely dry and bright day in store today, aside from the odd light shower.
It will be patchy but some heavy bursts wrapped up in it. By the early hours its across most parts.