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Lake Arthur police chief resigns after Bloomberg report; City dissolves officer reserve program after connection to presidential donor suggested

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Lake Arthur Town Councilor Johnny Teel looks to Lake Arthur Mayor Ysidro M. Salazar as he reads out a media release noting their satisfaction with the Lake Arthur Police Reserve Officers Association, a program recently dissolved. The statement came during a regular monthly meeting Thursday evening at Lake Arthur Town Hall. (Trevier Gonzalez Photo)

About a week after being placed on administrative leave, the Lake Arthur Police Department’s chief of police resigned Thursday morning, leaving the small Chaves County town without any local law enforcement aside from sheriff’s deputies and officers from neighboring towns.