Emergency meeting planned on troubled NM officers

Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy is holding an emergency meeting over concerns that Attorney General Gary King's office isn't aggressively going after the certifications of disciplined police officers.

The emergency meeting is scheduled Tuesday at the Albuquerque Police Academy

The Albuquerque Journal recently reported that at least 60 police officers statewide, who have been disciplined or fired by their departments, are still licensed to carry badges and guns, and can work for another agency.

New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy officials blame King, chair of academy's board, for not making the state's case for sanctions against those troubled officers during administrative hearings.

Chief Deputy Attorney General Albert Lama said in a statement that the attorney general looked forward to discussing issues "raised in the emergency meeting agenda."