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Redwood City Police Chief Resigns While On Vacation

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REDWOOD CITY (AP) — Redwood City’s police chief has resigned five days before he was scheduled to return from a lengthy vacation.

Interim City Manager Bob Bell told the Palo Alto Daily News that Chief Lou Cobarruviaz submitted his resignation Wednesday, telling the city he is leaving for “personal reasons.”

Bell said Cobarruviaz was not in danger of losing his job.

Bell said he doesn’t know if Cobarruviaz will return to the department before his resignation takes effect Feb. 16. He has been away since late December and had been expected to resume work on Monday.

Cobarruviaz has been chief in Redwood City since 2007. He led the San Jose Police Department from 1991 to 1998.

Bell said two police captains will share Cobarruviaz’s responsibilities until a new chief is hired.

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