Albuquerque mayor plans to address city’s rape kit backlog


Based on that figure, New Mexico led the nation in untested kits per capita. Enter Article DATE HERE ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller says he plans to issue an order for investigators to clear the backlog of untested rape kits in the city's crime lab. Keller is expected to detail his plans for the order at a press conferen...
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Albuquerque police look to start ‘item of the week’ to get valuables back to owners


"We have 5,000 unique items back here," Enter Article DATE HERE Cute and Pas ALBUQUERQUE, N.M (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department said it's looking for a new way to get stolen and lost items building up in their evidence lab, back to their owners. "We have 5,000 unique items back here," Officer Simon Drobik said. They're all checked-in ...
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Fired deputy faces drug charges


A former deputy with the Curry County Sheriff's Office was arrested Wednesday, accused of misappropriating drugs taken during a traffic stop June 28, 2017 CLOVIS - A former deputy with the Curry County Sheriff's Office was arrested Wednesday, accused of misappropriating drugs taken during a traffic stop and lying about it on sworn court documents. ...
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Police camera expert says APD videos were edited


Angell said that five videos made the night of the shooting by police officers – one from the body camera of Tanner Tixier, one from Daniel Brokaw, and three from Sonny Molina – had been edited prior to being uploaded to Evidence.com. May 12, 2017 A former police detective and on-body camera expert said in a sworn affidavit that video recordings po...
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Sunland Park city manager says audit reveals issues in police department


"Sometimes the evidence was never logged in, sometimes the evidence was found at an officer's home when we went looking for it." February 22, 2017 unland Park's city manager said a new audit may have uncovered "borderline corruption" inside the city's police department. The city had an outside firm do an audit on the department and just got got the...
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Review reveals missing evidence in Tucumcari


A recent inventory of the evidence and property at the Tucumcari Police Department revealed that 17 firearms from nine criminal cases are unaccounted for, February 15, 2017 A recent inventory of the evidence and property at the Tucumcari Police Department revealed that 17 firearms from nine criminal cases are unaccounted for, according to City Mana...
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Evidence on Ice


​Santa Fe PD is ahead in processing rape kits—because they already cleaned out a freezer full of them -   December 16, 2016 The trouble started with a freezer, and the question of just what could be done to get rid of it and open up some space at the Santa Fe Police Department headquarters. Someone cracked the door, and found materials tied to...
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Auditor: Poor tracking, police doubts behind nation's worst rape kit backlog


The issue of untested rape kits sitting in law enforcement agencies' evidence vaults has been a nationwide problem in recent years. In other states, the backlogs were created by officers' mishandling of cases and a lack of resources to keep up with the evidence testing process. December 6, 2016 ALBUQUERQUE — The State Auditor's Office says New Mexi...
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