SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The New Mexico Secretary of State's Office is encouraging political lobbyists to undergo training to prevent sexual misconduct in the Legislature. Democratic Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver said Wednesday that she hopes to guard against possible misconduct by giving lobbyists the chance to enroll in anti-harassment training. Lobbyists would be able to check a box on registration forms to indicate their training.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - After serving in the state House for more than four decades, State Rep. Nick Salazar says he plans to retire at the end of his term. The Albuquerque Journal reports Salazar is New Mexico's longest-serving lawmaker and is among the 10 longest-serving members of any legislature in the country. Salazar says he plans to spend time with his family.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The sheriff of New Mexico's most populous county will not require his deputies to use body cameras because he says the media would use the video to unfairly criticize the officers. Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales told KOAT-TV in a story Tuesday that the video "gives a lopsided, one-sided story." His stance has drawn criticism from the American Civil Liberties Union and the New Mexico Foundation of Open Government. Bernalillo deputies have been in nine shootings in the last four months.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Three people have been indicted for murder and other crimes in the killing and mutilation of an Albuquerque man. Prosecutors say Chase Smotherman and Mariah Ferry face charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy, kidnapping and evidence tampering.
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