VIDEO: N.M. Police Under Fire for Diabetic Arrest
Santa Fe County (N.M.) Sheriff Robert Garcia has launched an internal investigation into the arrest of a woman at a traffic stop who was having a diabetic attack.
Deputies pulled Revina Garcia, 57, out of her vehicle, after she struck a white pickup truck. Deputies had broken out the windows of her orange Hyundai after she failed to respond to their commands.
Patrol car video from the incident shows deputies pulling Garcia from the car, arresting her, and leaving her face down on the asphalt for about a minute. Sheriff Garcia told the Albuquerque Journal it was "unacceptable" for them to leave her on hot asphalt.
Deputies apparently believed Garcia was intoxicated.