ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Records show Albuquerque police hired a convicted felon and allowed him to continue working after officials learned he gave a wrong birth date and Social Security number.
Documents obtained by KOAT-TV through an open records request show that Amir Chapel was hired in April as the department’s policy and compliance manager.
A department memo and court records show Chapel had been convicted of forgery in Texas, misuse of a credit card in Illinois, and robbery in California.
Chapel told KOAT he didn’t do anything wrong.
City officials say they couldn’t comment on personnel matters.