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1:39 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Albuquerque School District Fires Police Chief

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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