Owasso City Manager Placed on Paid Leave

May 26, 2013

File photo of Rodney Ray at a City of Owasso news conference
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OWASSO, Okla. (AP) — The Owasso City Council has placed City Manager Rodney Ray on paid leave while his offices' internal affairs are investigated.

Mayor Doug Bonebrake said Friday that a complaint was filed against Ray by a city employee. The mayor declined to reveal the nature of the complaint.

Ray said he respects the City Council and predicts he will have no "issues" with the investigation. Ray has said the council meeting was called to discuss a "police incident." He declined further comment.

The City Council met for about 45 minutes Friday before voting 4-0 to place Ray on leave, then voting 4-0 to appoint Assistant City Manager Warren Lehr as acting city manager.