Aug. 21, 2017
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Right to Know

City officials indicate long-standing police discipline secrecy policy might change

Local News Under renewed public pressure, Santa Fe Police Chief Patrick Gallagher says he plans to disclose the results of an internal investigation into one of his sergeants who posted racist and offensive meme

Thursday, August 17, 2017 Jeff Proctor

Still in the Dark

Halfway through his term, attorney general’s transparency enforcement pattern shows long wait—but he has a plan

Local News New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas says the state is in a “transparency crisis.” He’s right.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Jeff Proctor

That Stings

Black community wants answers on ATF’s Albuquerque sting, says it was ‘punch in the face’

Local News Black community leaders and citizens want to know who invited out-of-town federal agents and informants into Albuquerque and how the decision was made to focus an undercover sting operation on an impo

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Jeff Proctor

'Creating Crime'

ATF used traveling, well-paid informants in ABQ sting

Local News One of the men who helped the federal bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) search for potential targets in a sweeping undercover drug and gun sting operation in Albuquerque last yea

Monday, May 15, 2017 Jeff Proctor

Second Lifer

Parole board moves to release man on ‘30-year lifer’ sentence, bucking its yearslong trend of denials for most prisoners

Local News On the line was Carole Royal’s husband of 25 years, OC Fero. A caseworker from the Lea County Correctional Facility in Hobbs had handed the phone to him.  “Hello, Carole,” Fero said. “Y

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Jeff Proctor

Nope

Martinez vetoes solitary reform, ‘ban the box’ bills

Local News Gov. Susana Martinez on Thursday vetoed two criminal justice reform bills that passed the Legislature with bipartisan support.

Thursday, April 6, 2017 Jeff Proctor

Stepping Down

NM Parole Board executive director resigns, takes new state job

Local News The executive director of the New Mexico Parole Board has moved to another state job, as fresh controversy surrounds the board’s handling of parole hearings for the state’s “30-year lifer" population.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Jeff Proctor

Throwing Away the Key

How the concentration of power has denied New Mexico’s ‘30-year lifers’ a fair shot at parole

Features Since 1985, OC Fero has lined his shelf with achievements. The former high school principal was ordained as a priest in the Catholic Apostolic Church of Antioch.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Jeff Proctor

Uneasy Sanctuary

Advocates say local policies are strong, but they don’t always keep cops from calling immigration

Local News The Santa Fe Police Department generally prefers to make its own law enforcement decisions. On paper, that means leaving federal immigration authorities in the dark on cases involving people who ma

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Jeff Proctor

Justice Agenda

‘Constitutional crisis’ could dominate criminal justice debate at state legislature

Local News Criminal justice reform will burn up some of the oxygen at the Roundhouse during the 60-day session. But what “reform” means depends on who you talk to.The problem is repeat criminal offenders who

Friday, January 20, 2017 Jeff Proctor
 
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