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Legislature’s police chief retiring; House clerk delays exit

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — One fixture at the North Carolina Legislative Building is retiring while another is staying a little longer.

General Assembly Police Chief Jeff Weaver is no longer on the job after taking leave before his scheduled May 1 retirement date.

Weaver was chief for more than 14 years. His job got more attention in recent years as his police force managed Legislative Building protests and arrests of citizens opposing Republican policies. Lt. Martin Brock is acting police chief.

House Principal Clerk Denise Weeks will stay beyond her previously announced May 1 retirement date as the upcoming legislative session begins next Monday. House leaders from both parties urged her to delay leaving. Weeks said she doesn’t have a new retirement date now. She’s been principal clerk since 1993.

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