Santa Fe police chief steps down New Mexico
March 24, 2011 AT 1:00 AM
olice chief steps down after a spike in property crimes---and after some cops voted they no longer have confidence in aric wheeler. gadi schwartz is live in santa fe with details of today's surprise announcment...and how wheeler will keep working for the department. former police chief aric wheeler- started as a well liked- up and comer- appointed by the mayor- to give the department a new direction... but that was when the economy was taking a nose dive- property crime rates have plunged and budget cut backs have put the police rank and file at odds with city hall. recently the police union held a vote of no confidence for minute thumbnail 05:03 pm wheeler and some of his command staff.