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Chief: Outside hire for 'objective' internal affairs cases

Santa Fe chief chose someone without connections within the department to conduct internal affairs investigations of officers facing complaints

Mark Oswald
Albuquerque Journal

SANTA FE — Former Truth or Consequences police chief Patrick Gallagher has been hired as the Santa Fe Police Department's new "professional standards captain," in charge of internal affairs matters.

The decision to bring in an outsider for the position is something new for the Santa Fe department.

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