Sunland Park Police Chief Fired

POSTED: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 8:20am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:25pm

As of Tuesday night, Luis Monarez is no longer the police chief in Sunland Park.

City Council voted unanimously to fire Monarez, who's currently at the center of a state police investigation.

Investigators are looking into allegations that he gave alcohol to underage boys in May, 2009.

However, Sunland Park Mayor Martin Resendiz would not comment when asked if the investigation was the reason for the termination.

Sunland Park's leaders say the search for a new police chief will being immediately.

In the meantime, the position will be filled by a police lieutenant.

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