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Apr 23, 2014 6:26 AM by Bob Grotenhuis

Aurora Police Chief in Line for New Job

AURORA, CO (AP) - The police chief who led the response to the Colorado theater massacre is the sole finalist to lead the police force in Miami Beach, Florida.

Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine says the City Commission will vote next week on hiring Dan Oates.

Oates has been police chief in the Denver suburb of Aurora since 2005.

In 2012, a gunman killed 12 people and injuring 70 in an Aurora movie theater. Oates' officers arrested James Holmes outside the theater, struggled to sort out the chaos inside the building and rushed many of the injured to hospitals because not enough ambulances were available.

Oates previously spent 21 years with the New York police and was police and fire chief in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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