Boston officers are suspended in payroll investigation

The Boston Police Department’s headquarters. –David L. Ryan/Globe Staff/File 2011

Three officers assigned to provide security at the front desk of the Boston Police Department’s Roxbury headquarters have been placed on administrative leave amid an investigation into alleged payroll abuse.

A department spokesman, Sergeant John Boyle, said Monday that the three officers — Louis A. Vasquez, David A. Stewart, and Curtis Carroll — are being investigated by the Internal Affairs Unit.

“The officers have been placed on administrative leave pending an ongoing internal affairs investigation into time and attendance issues,’’ Boyle said in a written statement. He declined to comment further.