Sept. 23, 2017
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Short Term

Woman arrested in ATF sting pleads guilty for reduced sentence, drops claims against confidential informant

Local News Jennifer Padilla has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute meth in return for a two-year federal prison sentence.

Friday, September 22, 2017 Jeff Proctor

In Case of Bomb ...

Choppers from the feds are hanging out in Santa Fe to work on nuclear attack readiness

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Thursday, September 21, 2017 Julie Ann Grimm, Jeff Proctor

Informant No. 9097

How a federally paid professional snitch lured a woman into a relationship, then two drug deals, then turned her in

Features Jennifer Padilla's lawyer says in a pair of court motions filed last month that the man Padilla thought was her boyfriend and his handlers went far beyond the questionable—but legal—tactics law enforcement ...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Jeff Proctor

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


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
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