Mayor in troubled New Mexico city names new police chief

New Mexico

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — The mayor of a troubled New Mexico city has named a new police chief days after telling the current top officer he would be replaced.

The Las Vegas Optic reports Las Vegas, New Mexico, Mayor Louie Trujillo will appoint Adrian Crespin as the city’s next police chief.

Crespin is currently the head of security at New Mexico Highlands University and retired from the Las Vegas Police Department in 2015.

Trujillo confirmed last week he told current Police Chief David Bibb he will be replaced.

Since Juan Montaño retired as chief in 2018, the city has seen four acting chiefs.

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