Chelsea Van Deventer quits the Police Oversight Board

Albuquerque Police Oversight Board member Chelsea Van Deventer is resigning from the board.

Van Deventer, who has been on the board since February of 2018, announced her resignation in an email to board members on Thursday afternoon. She included a nine-page resignation letter in her email, but ABQReport has yet to get a copy of it.

Van Deventer's resignation is expected to be discussed at the POB meeting Thursday night.

A POB member told ABQReport that Van Deventer's resignation is due to the fact that she recently took a job as a prosecutor at Laguna Pueblo. As such, she is apparently considered a member of law enforcement. The city's police oversight ordinance prohibits members of law enforcement from serving on the POB, the board member said.

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