Milton Keynes police chief is under investigation by his force’s own disciplinary department for misconduct, the Citizen can exclusively reveal.
Local Area Commander Gez Chiariello has already been interviewed by the Thames Valley Police Professional Standards Department once and now faces a second interview.
It is understood the concerns partly stem from the way in which he allegedly treats women, both in his private life and at work..
A female recently wrote about the 46-year-old on social media, claiming he controlled her, manipulated her and verbally abused her.
Mr Chiariello hit the headlines earlier this year after he had an off duty dispute with a taxi driver and called him a “cocky tw*t”.
The superintendent, who is a marital arts expert, called for five police officers to help him in the verbal dispute.
He then complained to MK Council and the driver’s taxi licence was revoked. The driver lodged a complaint to the force.
A police spokesman said this week: “The Thames Valley Police Professional Standards Department is currently conducting an investigation which is ongoing, therefore it would be inappropriate to comment at this stage.
The spokesman added: “This investigation is not considering any criminal allegations. TVP will not comment on personal information relating to officers or members of staff.”
Meanwhile Mr Chiariello is still working. Police say nobody has been suspended due to the investigation.
Mr Chiariello started his career with West Midlands police 22 years ago. He worked in some of the country’s most challenging areas before joining TVP in 2007. He became local commander for MK in 2014 . Before that he was commander for Aylesbury Vale area but was moved on after just seven months.
His roles have included being head of the Serving with Pride and Confidence programme and also head of Criminal Justice.