ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque’s embattled police chief is saying farewell.
Police Chief Ray Schultz is stepping down Friday after eight years on the job.
City leaders [auth] and officers paid homage to the outgoing top cop of New Mexico’s largest city by standing in the middle of a downtown street to say their goodbyes.
Schultz leaves his position after overseeing dramatic drops in reported crimes and helping bring the department into the high-tech world of policing. He also steps down amid a U.S. Justice Department investigations into alleged cases of excessive force.
Deputy Chief Allen Banks will take over as interim chief.