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July 31, 2015 – Santa Fe police chief Eric Garcia announced this week that he is retiring after only 13 months on the job. Garcia faced criticism in recent months, but also had the support of officers and the union on some changes he made while leading the department.

What does Garcia’s resignation mean for the community? Our line panelists reacted this week to the announcement.

LINE PANELISTS:
Dan Foley, former New Mexico House Minority Whip
Rachel Sams, editor of Albuquerque Business First
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney with Sanchez Legal Solutions
Diane Snyder, former New Mexico state senator