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Man Gets 30 Years for Killing Tribal Officer

In 2019, Cleveland pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, which carried a maximum penalty of life in prison. He also pleaded guilty to violating the conditions of his supervised release in a previous case in which he forced his way into a home on the Navajo Nation armed with a baseball bat and assaulted a woman in 2012.

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Widow of Slain NM Trooper Sues Agency Over "Negligence"

The lawsuit alleges that state police and HSI had Trooper Darian Jarrott make the traffic stop without any backup or protective gear and without informing him of "how dangerous Cueva was known to be."

NM Officer Killed in Crash with Semi Truck

An initial investigation indicated 42-year-old Cpl. Thomas Wade Frazier was traveling north on U.S. 285 around 10:45 a.m. in a pickup truck which crashed into the rear of the semitrailer.

Shot by Cop Killer, NM Officer Got Back Up and Fought Back

Las Cruces police officer Adrian De La Garza is seen shot by suspect Omar Felix Cueva and falling to the ground, but he quickly gets up and continues firing at Cueva until he reaches the suspect's car. Cueva was killed during the shootout with officers.

20 Albuquerque Officers Resign from Crowd Control Unit

Seventeen officers, one lieutenant, and two sergeants resigned from the team. According to Shaun Willoughby, president of the Albuquerque Police Officers’ Association, the officers feel over-scrutinized, so they decided to take a stand with each other.

New Mexico Ends Qualified Immunity for All Government Workers, Including Police

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) signed a bill Wednesday ending qualified immunity for all government workers, including police. New Mexico is the first state to end qualified immunity for all public employees.

New Mexico State Trooper Killed at Traffic Stop, Suspect Fatally Shot After Long Pursuit

During the traffic stop, the driver identified by authorities as 39-year-old Omar Felix Cueva reportedly shot and killed Jarrott. He then fled the scene.

NM State Police Release Video of Controversial Fatal Shooting

State police said they tried to pull over Rodney Applewhite in Los Lunas, but he led them on a chase. They said it was when they finally caught up to him and were trying to arrest him, he reached for a sergeant’s gun and another officer opened fire

New Mexico Lieutenant Stabbed During Arrest of Rape Suspect

The Las Cruces (NM) Police Department reports that a police lieutenant was stabbed on Monday morning while assisting with the apprehension of a rape suspect who fled on foot from a residence.

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New Mexico Department Welcomes New Support Dog

K-9 Baxter is expected to serve in an emotional support role, lifting the spirits of officers and victims of criminal activity.

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