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PUERTO RICO-POLICE CHIEF
Puerto Rico's police chief to resign as agency undergoes reform
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 31, 2013 9:23 AM EDT
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico's police chief has submitted his resignation as the U.S. territory prepares to reform an agency that federal prosecutors have accused of corruption, illegal killings and civil rights violations.
Pesquera was the former director of the FBI office in Puerto Rico, and he became police chief just months after the department reported a record 1,136 killings on an island of 3.7 million people.
The number of killings is down slightly, with 749 killings reported so far this year compared to 794 in the same period last year.
Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said late Wednesday he has not yet chosen a successor.