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CMS Police Chief retires while on administrative leave, officials say

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Police Chief Bud Cesena has chosen to retire while on administrative leave, effective immediately.

The former Chief was placed on administrative leave Wednesday, pending an internal investigation, a CMS spokesperson told WBTV Thursday.

Cesena, who has held the title of CMS Police Chief since late 2006, was put on leave as the result of a personnel matter. Officials told WBTV that school policy prevents them from discussing the matter publicly.

Deputy Chief Randy Hagler was appointed Interim Police Chief during Cesena's leave, CMS said.

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