- Associated Press - Monday, November 23, 2015

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy J. Longo has announced his retirement.

According to media outlets, Longo said at a news conference Monday that his last day on the job will be May 1, 2016.

Longo made a national splash last year with his impassioned pleas to the public for help in finding missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. Her remains were found in nearby Albemarle County, and a man has been charged with capital murder in her death.

Longo also presided over an investigation that found no evidence that a gang rape described in a discredited Rolling Stone magazine article actually happened.

He said it will be easy “to step out of this uniform and have no regrets.”

The former Baltimore Police Department commander was hired by Charlottesville in 2001.

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