APS names new police chief

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Albuquerque Public Schools has a new police chief.

It’s Steven Gallegos.

He’s been acting chief for the last two months after former Chief Steve Tellez was fired back in March.

Tellez was put on paid leave earlier this year during an investigation KRQE News 13 learned was based on missing ammunition.

Sources tell News 13 Tellez is one of only a few people with access to that room.

The sheriff’s department is now investigating the case.

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