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Family of Man Killed by New Mexico Police Office Files Suit

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An Albuquerque man was shot and killed by police back in 2013, and his family is bringing a wrongful death suit against the city. According to a New Mexico news report, the suit is alleging that the officers violated the man’s civil rights by using excessive force. Apparently, the incident stemmed from a police search... read more
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Lawsuit Claims Bernalillo County Corrections Officer Used Excessive Force in Violation of Inmate’s Constitutional Rights

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The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a woman who claims a Bernalillo County corrections officer used excessive force on her during a 2011 strip search. According to the complaint filed in Tapia v. Zapater, Marlene Tapia was arrested and taken to the Metropolitan Detention Center... read more
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Four Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Deputies Under Investigation for Alleged Police Brutality

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The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office is reportedly investigating excessive force allegations in connection with a minor traffic collision that occurred on July 12th. According to Sheriff Robert Garcia, an in-dash camera showed deputies forcing a 57-year-old woman in the midst of a diabetic episode out of her vehicle. Despite that the unresponsive woman did... read more
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