Public Safety

Governor Announces Program To Monitor Outcome Of DWI Cases In New Mexico’s Courts

Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susana Martinez has announced that an RFP has been awarded to Mothers Against Drunk Driving for an initiative that will place monitors in certain courtrooms across the state to watch the DWI adjudication process and provide information to the public about how those cases are being handled. 
 
The monitors will attend DWI hearings in person and compile reports on how judges and others involved in the legal process are dealing with drunk drivers. The program is part of the Governor’s executive initiatives

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DA Dismisses Charges Against Jordan Redmond

Former LAPD Sgt. Jordan Redmond
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The District Attorney’s Office has dismissed the charges Tuesday against former Los Alamos Police Sgt. Jordan Redmond. The charges were dismissed with prejudice, which means the case cannot be re-filed.

Redmond, 33, was arrested Oct. 8 and charged under the Governmental Conduct Act, section 10.16.4.1, Honoraria prohibited, for accepting money for conducting a public duty as a police officer. The GCA forbids public officers from accepting payment or gifts of more than $100 in value for performing


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WIPP Blue Mine Rescue Team Wins Local Competition

Courtesy/WIPP
 
WIPP News:
 
The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Blue Mine Rescue team took top honors last week in the Southwest Regional Mine Rescue Contest, held in Carlsbad.
 
The WIPP Blue outdueled five other teams from the region, including the defending national champion WIPP Red team, to win first place overall in the competition. WIPP’s Red team took first place in the first aid competition.
 
Federal law requires every operating mine in the United States to have access to two mine rescue teams. Mine rescuers are highly- trained specialists with life-saving

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Heinrich Secures Final Passage Of Airport And Mass Transit Security Measure In FAA Reauthorization

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. secured final passage of an amendment he introduced to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill to enhance airport and mass transit security.
 
The amendment would strengthen security, especially in non-secure “soft” target areas at airports, like check-in and baggage claim areas. The proposal would also update federal security programs to provide active shooter training for law enforcement

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Udall, Heinrich Urge Action On Zika Virus, Call On Congress To Approve Emergency Funding

SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON D.C.  U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich have joined Senate Democrats in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran calling for immediate passage of President Obama’s emergency supplemental funding request of $1.9 billion for prevention and treatment of the Zika virus outbreak.
 
Specifically, the new letter calls for the Senate Appropriations committee to mark-up the president’s emergency funding request as soon as possible to ensure swift

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