The Albuquerque public school district has fired the head of its police force and the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department confirms that it's now conducting a related criminal investigation.
The district board decided Friday morning to remove Steve Tellez as chief due to what the district calls a "personnel issue."
However, sheriff's Sgt. Aaron Williamson says the investigation centers on missing ammunition.
Williamson says more information should be released after the investigation is completed in about a week.
Tellez became chief about four years ago.
The school district says Deputy Chief Steve Gallegos will serve as acting chief.
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