New Mexico law enforcement accused of excessive force
A special tactical unit of law enforcement officers was hired to bridge a gap at a correctional facility due to vacancies on the staff. Not long after the officers took their positions at the jail, reports of negligence began to arise. There have since been several whistleblower lawsuits alleging that officers at the facility frequently used excessive force against inmates.
Several people suffered severe injuries. Sadly, one man died after reportedly being slammed against a hard surface while handcuffed. Reportedly, the man suffered bleeding on the brain, as well as a broken back and neck.
Law officers allegedly tased a man while he was in the shower
There was another claim regarding use of excessive force at a New Mexico correctional facility. It is claimed that correctional officers repeatedly used a TASER on a man while he was standing in water as he took a shower. At least one lawsuit alleges that victims of abuse were afraid to come forward because they feared retaliation.
Being incarcerated does not mean that a man or woman abdicates his or her rights protected under the U.S. Constitution. Use of excessive force is a violation of stringent protocols that govern the behavior of law enforcement officers. Anyone who believes that his or her civil rights have been violated may request immediate legal support.