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New Mexico Police Chief Under Fire for Missing Ammunition

March 11, 2014  | 

Albuquerque Public Schools officials are considering firing Police Chief Steve Tellez over allegations that he took – for his personal use – hundreds of dollars worth of ammunition bought by the district’s police department, a district official said Monday, reports the Albuquerque Journal.

The APS police department had ordered four boxes of ammunition for assault rifles, although APS police do not use assault rifles, the official said. Two of the boxes, which cost between $400 and $500 each, are missing, the official said.

Tellez has acknowledged to APS administration that he took one of the boxes for personal use with his own weapon, the official said.

It will be up to Superintendent Winston Brooks to decide whether he should be fired.

Tags: Officer Misconduct, Police Chiefs, Albuquerque Public Schools


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eodk9trainer @ 3/12/2014 3:25 AM

I don't think there is any doubt that this chief needs to be fired. He ordered ammunition for weapons they don't even possess? Sounds like his intention was to use the ammo for personal reasons from the start.

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