UMass Police Chief Placed On Administrative Leave

UMass Dartmouth Police Chief Haydee Martinez was placed on administrative leave this week, according to the university.

In her absence, the department will be led by Interim Deputy Chief John Souza, previously a lieutenant at the department.

The university declined to comment on the reason for Martinez being put on leave, or the potential duration of her absence, however, the union representing the police officers at UMass Dartmouth issued a statement calling for her removal from the position earlier this year.

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