A New Mexico magistrate court judge ruled that a police officer charged with murder in the second degree should stand trial. The former Las Cruces Police Department officer is accused of using a chokehold to subdue a 40-year-old man who fled from the scene of a...
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Month: January 2020
The meaning behind being “seized” by the law
Most Americans in New Mexico and around the country will learn that the Fourth Amendment means that an unreasonable “search” and “seizure” of a person is prohibited. For many years the amendment seemed to be clear, but that all changed during the case of Torres v....
Racial injustice persists in criminal sentencing
If you are facing criminal charges in New Mexico, you may be concerned about how your race or ethnicity may affect your experience, including the verdict and sentence you are likely to receive. Evidence shows that these concerns are well-founded. The criminal justice...