Public Safety

DPNM On Independent Audit Revealing Mismanagement In Governor’s Office

DPNM News:

ALBUQUERQUE  The Democratic Party of New Mexico released the following statement after an independent audit found that Gov. Susana Martinez’s office did not return funds left over from her pizza party last year to the state’s general fund.

“I’m not surprised that this independent audit found a mismanagement of funds on behalf of the Governor’s office,” said Debra Haaland, Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. “Under the leadership of Martinez and House Republicans, our economy has suffered tremendously;


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State Fines Local GOP For Failure To File Reports

RPLA Chair Bill McKerley

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Office of the New Mexico Secretary of State has levied penalties of more than $5,000 against the Republican Party of Los Alamos County for failure to file financial reports.

Kenneth Ortiz of the Secretary of State’s Office told the Los Alamos Daily Post that the local party has not filed the required financial reports for the reporting period due last October and those due earlier this month. He explained that New Mexico Campaign Finance Law states that a party failing to file will be ordered to pay the Secretary


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 13 To April 19, 2016

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department. Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

April 13 at 12:45 p.m. / Police charged a 13-year-old Los Alamos boy at 2101 Hawks Dr., with criminal damage to property and referred him to the juvenile probation officer. The estimated loss is less than $1,000.

JONATHAN MONTOYA

April 13 at 11:08 p.m. / Police arrested Jonathan Montoya, 25, of Los Alamos near Bryce Avenue and Louise Avenue and charged him with driving while his license


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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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