University of Arizona police chief, provost departing

Their departures come at a time when there continues to be criticism of campus safety issues arose following a professor’s shooting death.

Balafas has been chief since February 2022. Chris Olson, a commander in the nearby Oro Valley Police Department, will take over in the interim.

Administrators came under heavy scrutiny in the wake of the October shooting death of Thomas Meixner, a hydrology professor who was gunned down by an expelled student.

Read more from ABC 15 Arizona.

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