Louisville budget chief suspended after arrest

Louisville budget chief suspended after arrest

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has placed the city's chief financial officer on unpaid leave after the official's arrest for public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

A police report says Steven J. Rowland, was "in a state of disrobe in public view" with a prominent female city official Friday night inside an SUV.

The Courier-Journal reports

Rowland and City Council Majority Caucus Director Elizabeth Hoffman were arrested in the parking lot of the El Nopal restaurant.

Police say restaurant workers had asked the pair to leave.

LOUISVILLE, KY (AP) - Fischer issued a release Saturday that said Rowland's behavior "was very out of character for the man I know." Rowland said in the release he was sorry for the pain caused to his family, friends and colleagues.

Both were later released from jail Friday night.(Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)