Commissioner of Police in Antigua and Barbuda, Vincentian national Wendel Robinson, has been suspended with immediate effect.
The order came from the Police Service Commission in a letter signed by its Chairman Kelvin John, on Thursday afternoon.
Robinson is at the centre of an investigation regarding his alleged sexual harassment of several of his colleagues who complained to the Commission last month.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Atlee Rodney will be taking over from Commissioner Robinson and will also be investigating the allegations.
The suspension also comes a day after the PSC met with the chair-lady of Police Welfare Association, Inspector Claudina Morgan, who reportedly outlined the concerns of the officers affected.
The three junior cops who complained are asking for time off due to stress related to the scandal.
Original Publication Antigua Observer