SUPERINTENDENT Steven Reed’s management style, while working at London Road station in Glasgow, is believed to have prompted the internal investigation.
Steven Reed only joined force last year
A HIGH-FLYING police chief has been reported to prosecutors following an internal investigation.
Superintendent Steven Reed, 37, was responsible for policing Glasgow’s east end.
But he has been moved to another role at Strathclyde Police HQ while the complaint is investigated.
The force’s professional standards unit are thought to have interviewed up to 40 police staff in connection with the inquiry.
It is understood a complaint about his management style prompted the internal investigation which related to Reed’s time in charge at the London Road station.
A Strathclyde Police spokesman said: “After an internal investigation, a 37-year-old officer has been reported to the procurator fiscal.”
Strathclyde refused to say if Reed had been charged with any criminal offence and declined to explain why the matter had been reported to prosecutors.
If found guilty of a crime, he could be demoted or dismissed.
Reed joined Strathclyde around a year ago from West Midlands Police, where he was a detective chief inspector.
London Road police station in east end
While at West Midlands, he investigated the riots and looting in Birmingham which happened during the summer of 2011.
Reed previously served as a DCI at Lothian and Borders in Edinburgh.
While there, he led the investigation into the 2009 gun murder of labourer Martin Barclay by his girlfriend
Reed has also appeared on Crimewatch a number of times.
In 2009, while with Lothian and Borders, he appealed for witnesses to the unsolved 1983 murder of prostitute Sheila Anderson.
Sheila was murdered at Gypsy Brae in Leith after meeting a client shortly before midnight on April 7, 1983.
She was run over, dragged under the wheels of a car and left for dead.
Reed appeared again on the programme in August 2011, while with West Midlands, to publicise the investigation into the rioting in Birmingham. He was also head of the economic crime unit at West Midlands.
In 2010, he and his team found £1million in cash in a dealer’s attic.
They then successfully applied to the courts to keep the money, which was later used for investigations into drug dealing.
Police chief could face dismissal after internal investigation into management style