Posted: Feb 14, 2014 8:55 AM
Updated: Feb 14, 2014 8:56 AM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) City officials have named three finalists who are vying to become Albuquerque's next police chief.
A spokeswoman for Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry said Thursday the final candidates were chosen from 45 applicants after a national search.
Among the finalists are Craig Gosalski, assistant chief of Houston's Metro Police Department; Thomas W. Lawrence, assistant chief for the Dallas Police Department and New Mexico Department of Public Safety Secretary Gorden Eden.
Erin Thompson, a mayor's spokeswoman, said a decision on the police chief could come as early as Friday.
The Albuquerque Police Department currently is under a U.S. Department of Justice investigation after around three dozen police shootings since 2010 and allegations of excessive force.