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Local police detective under investigation

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By The Staff

Longtime Los Alamos Police Det. Shari Mills is the prime suspect in two ongoing investigations into the burglary and theft of property from the home of her former husband, Lt. Scott Mills, also a Los Alamos police officer.

Officers took photographs and dusted for prints at Lt. Mills' home at 1415 41st St., Thursday evening.

LAPD Chief Wayne Torpy called in New Mexico State Police to investigate the case after Det. Mills became a suspect.

“I can’t comment as to an ongoing investigation that is being conducted by the state police, however, I have placed Det. Mills on administrative leave while that investigation is going on,” Torpy said. “The LAPD is conducting a parallel administrative investigation into the alleged misconduct of Det. Mills and we will take the appropriate action at the conclusion of both investigations.”

Read the full story in Sunday’s Los Alamos Monitor.