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Gonzalez resigns U.S. Marshals post

Eduardo Gonzalez, a former Tampa police chief, has stepped down as head of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Gonzalez, 58, said he left the post in June to move to Miami to be closer to family and enjoy a more relaxed pace of life. "It had stopped being fun," he said.

Gonzalez was Tampa chief from March 1992 to June 1993.

He left Tampa after President Clinton nominated him to head the U.S. Marshals Service, which provides security at federal courthouses, protects federal witnesses and pursues federal fugitives.

Clinton will nominate John Marshall, a son of the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, to succeed Gonzalez, the White House said last week.

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