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Navajo Nation without chief of police for more than five years





The Navajo Nation has gone without a police chief for more than five years.

Jim Benally was placed on leave in Aprili 2008 for undisclosed reasons. But the tribe doesn't plan on hiring a replacement any time soon.

"We've been doing this for awhile," Erny Zah, a spokesman for the Navajo President Ben Shelly, told The Farmington Daily Times. "It's really become routine.

The tribe has been rotating the commanders of the seven police districts in the chief's position ever since Benally left.

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