Albuquerque police chief says goodbye

August 2, 2013 • State News

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.

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