Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Captain May Not Stay Long.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Michael Davis Journal Staff Writer

* Mayor promotes lieutenant against the wishes of some councilors

The Corrales Police Department has a new captain, but possibly not for long.

The council will meet in closed session next month to discuss whether Larry Edmonson stays as captain or goes back to being a lieutenant. Some councilors are looking to get rid of the position of captain.

On Friday, Mayor Gary Kanin promoted Edmonson despite the wishes of some village councilors who do not want the position, which has been vacant since Ray Vigil was promoted from captain to chief last year.

Two candidates

Instead of filling the position, Vigil had two lieutenants -- Edmonson and John Laird -- compete for the captain's position. …

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