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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 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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