Littlefield Police Chief Abel Cantu resigned on Thursday following an internal investigation conducted by the Littlefield Police Department. Officer Tony Mendez was suspended.
Officials in Littlefield refused to comment about events leading to the resignation or the suspension.
Following his resignation, Cantu was given another job with the City of Littlefield, as administrator for the Bill Clayton Detention Center. He was given that position temporarily so he could fulfill the time required for his retirement on June 15, 2013.
City Manager Mike Arismendez issued a press release, saying, "Chief Cantu will be sorely missed because of his professionalism and service to the community. I respect his decision and look forward to his assistance with insuring that the police department continues to foster and grow the officers that are dedicated to this community."
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