New Mexico Public Safety Secretary Gorden Eden, center, speak to reporters Friday Feb. 14, 2014, after being introduced as Albuquerque’s new police chief. Eden takes over a police force facing a U.S. Justice Department investigation looking into allegations of excessive force. Also shown are: Mary Eden, right, Dept. of Public safety, Rob Perry, left, and Richard Berry, Mayor of albuquerque. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Public Safety Secretary Gorden Eden was named Friday to lead the troubled Albuquerque Police Department as it works to emerge from a federal probe into allegations of excessive force and dozens of police shootings.
Mayor Richard Berry announced the selection of Eden as police chief after a national search that attracted 45 applicants and two other finalists from Dallas and Houston. Eden is also a former U.S. marshal for New Mexico.
“He the right man for the right time,” said Berry, who introduced Eden and his family at a news conference. “I need a head coach.”
He replaces former Chief Ray Schultz, who retired last year as calls Login to read more