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As incidents involving body cameras increase, top manufacturer pushes them for all police

DENVER – Questions about the purpose of police body cameras and when their captured content should be publicly released have been renewed after the chief of police for Fort Collins said Sunday he wouldn’t release body camera video of one of his officers slamming a woman to the ground during an arrest until after an […]

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PNM working to lure Facebook data center to New Mexico

Facebook appears to be interested in building a new data center in New Mexico, according to filings made with the state Public Regulation Commission Friday by the Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM). PNM filed a motion with the PRC Friday asking it to consider fast-tracking an application it filed that would provide Facebook […]

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Former NM senator will face trial in fraud case

Former New Mexico state senator Phil Griego will face a trial on most of the corruption charges he originally faced regarding his possible profit from a land deal in Santa Fe. Second Judicial District Court Judge Brett Loveless ruled Friday afternoon that there is probable cause to pursue charges on nine of 10 criminal counts: […]

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Teen suspect in Jaydon Chavez-Silver shooting pleads guilty to lesser charges

One of the teens charged in the fatal shooting of Jaydon Chavez-Silver in Albuquerque last summer pleaded guilty to lesser charges in the case Tuesday. Nicholas Gonzales-Villasenor was indicted last August on first and second-degree murder and manslaughter charges, or their numerous alternatives. Tuesday, he pleaded guilty to one count of shooting at a dwelling […]

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Month-old baby was in ambulance when it rolled in crash near downtown Albuquerque

The southbound lanes of the I-25 frontage road were closed down for more than an hour at Mountain just before noon Tuesday after a crash involving an ambulance. Albuquerque police say there was a 1-month-old baby aboard the ambulance when it crashed. The baby was being transported in an “isolette,” which is essentially an incubator. […]

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Monitor says APD use-of-force investigations out of line, but other areas have improved

The Albuquerque Police Department continues to struggle in implementing new use-of-force policies on the street and administrative levels but is improving in several other areas of focus under the settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, independent monitor Dr. James Ginger wrote in the agreement’s third progress report. The 352-page report, which is the […]

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NM Supreme Court: No legal ‘right to die’ for terminally-ill patients

The New Mexico Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a 2014 district court decision that ruled terminally-ill patients in the state have a legal right to aid in dying. The 2014 decision by 2nd Judicial Court Judge Nan Nash ruled that a 1963 state statute that made it a fourth-degree felony for a physician to […]

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Denver jury: Former APS deputy superintendent not guilty of child sex abuse

Former Albuquerque Public Schools Deputy Superintendent Jason Martinez was found not guilty of four charges relating to the sexual assault of children Tuesday afternoon in Denver. Martinez faced four counts relating to his alleged abuse of two young boys: two counts of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust […]

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Report: Albuquerque boy shot and killed while camping with family in southern Colorado

A 7-year-old Albuquerque boy was shot and killed early Monday while camping with his family in southern Colorado. The Denver Post reports the shooting happened around 8 a.m. Monday near Stunner Pass, which is located in between Alamosa and Pagosa Springs. The Conejos County undersheriff said the boy was camping with three generations of his […]

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Valencia County Sheriff’s Office vehicle stolen; suspect arrested in Albuquerque

A Valencia County Sheriff’s Office vehicle was stolen Wednesday morning and the driver was able to make it to Albuquerque before being taken into custody. Valencia County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Gary Hall said the deputy’s cruiser was taken from near an Allsup’s near Highway 314. Wednesday afternoon, Hall identified the suspect as 34-year-old Salvador […]

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