Graphic lapel camera video released of APD shooting that left man likely brain-dead, 10 officers on leave

After 11 months, the Albuquerque Police Department on Friday released lapel video and reports from an officer-involved shooting in southwest Albuquerque last May that put 10 APD officers on administrative leave and left the suspect who was shot likely brain-dead. On May 28, 2015, APD officers tried to pull over Rodrigo Garcia, who was then […]

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DOJ report: UNM’s sexual assault policies not compliant with Title IX, need improvement

The U.S. Department of Justice Friday announced that the University of New Mexico’s handling of sexual harassment and assault reports by students does not comply with federal law and said many students are reluctant to report such matters because they lack confidence in the school’s response. The Justice Department had investigated the university since December […]

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NM statewide graduation rates down since last year

The New Mexico Public Education Department on Friday released statewide graduation rates for the class of 2014-15, which shows declines in rates in most categories over the year before, though numbers remain up since the beginning of Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration. Statewide graduation rates fell by 0.7 percent in the 2014-15 school year over the […]

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Santa Fe bans city employees’ travel to NC, Miss. after anti-LGBT laws passed

The mayor of Santa Fe said the city will ban all non-essential travel by city employees to North Carolina and Mississippi after the states passed anti-LGBT legislation in recent weeks. A city spokesman says a ban for travel to Indiana passed last year is extended to the two new states. Mayor Javier Gonzales announced the […]

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Santa Fe paramedic accused of charging $11K to dead man’s credit card

A Santa Fe paramedic was arrested Monday on charges he allegedly used a dead patient’s credit card to buy more than $11,000 worth of items. Santa Fe police arrested Michael Harcharik, 31, after investigating the case over the weekend. The daughter of the dead man reported the fraudulent activity Friday when she tried to close […]

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FBI, DHS flew secret surveillance missions over Albuquerque in recent months

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Multiple surveillance aircraft equipped with high-tech thermal imaging cameras and “augmented reality” systems have been flying over Albuquerque since last fall, piloted by FBI and Department of Homeland Security agents. KOB has confirmed at least two planes owned by the FBI through shell companies have flown multiple missions – sometimes for more […]

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