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      Elsa police chief 'reassigned' following licensing scandal

      Elsa Police Chief Domingo Rodriguez has been reassigned following an Action 4 News investigation that revealed he is not a licensed peace officer.

      City officials told Action 4 News that Rodriguez remains at the police department but has been moved to another job.

      Rodriguez was appointed as police chief in November 2009 and had year to become a licensed peace officer.

      State records revealed that Rodriguez took classes but never got his license.

      City leaders said they could have been fined $1,000 dollars a day if they let Rodriguez continue as police chief.

      The city commission appointed Officer Jesse Diaz as interim police chief around 2 p.m. Tuesday.

      Diaz worked as a prison guard, a Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office deputy and the last six years as an Elsa police officer.

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