The Montgomery County Police Department's first-ever civilian assistant police chief has been suspended.

In June 2021, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich (D) appointed Carmen Facciolo to the position. The county council formally confirmed Facciolo's appointment during a June 29, virtual meeting.

On Monday, Chief Marcus Jones issued a department-wide email acknowledging Facciolo had been stripped of his powers, indefinitely, 7News reports.

7News asked Montgomery County Police what led to Facciolo's sudden suspension. A spokeswoman declined to divulge details due to it being a pending "personnel matter."

The Montgomery County PD says the civilian police chief position was created, in part, to help improve community relations.