- Associated Press - Friday, October 24, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A retired court spokeswoman hired by Albuquerque police to help the department ensure transparency amid pending federal reforms has resigned.

Janet Blair said in a statement Friday that Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden and she agreed the position was not a good fit for her or the department. She says the separation was amicable.

Blair was hired in May with much fanfare shortly after the city saw a string of angry protests over police shootings and the release of a U.S. Justice Department report faulting Albuquerque police over its use of force.

At the time of her hiring, Eden said Blair would be responsible for crafting communications strategies to ensure transparency and the steady of flow of information as the department adopted changes resulting from the federal report.

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