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China Grove disbands 3-person police department

CHINA GROVE, Texas (AP) - Leaders of a South Texas city have disbanded the three-person police department and turned law enforcement over to the Bexar (bayr) County Sheriff's Office.

The China Grove City Council on Monday night voted to indefinitely suspend Chief Larry Davis and the other two officers in the San Antonio-area community of nearly 1,200.

Council members in October voted to add a third officer amid hundreds of unserved warrants.

City officials didn't immediately provide reasons for disbanding the force. A message left with city offices wasn't immediately returned Wednesday. A call to police was  forwarded to city offices and suggested contacting the sheriff's office.

Davis says he wasn't aware of Monday's special council meeting. Officer Damian Balderas says police are either in the city or out serving warrants and can't do both.

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