• Public Record

    ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Aug. 4 ARRESTS 12:31 a.m. – Joel C. Olivos, 36, of Artesia, arrested and charged with failure to pay fines. 3:44 a.m.…

  • Albuquerque police name officers who shot man in chase

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have named the two Albuquerque veteran police officers who shot and killed a man suspected of kidnapping a woman and leading police on a high-speed chase.

  • Attorney Cannon Lambert, left, along with Sandra Bland's mother, Geneva Reed-Veal, center, and sister Sierra Cole hold a news conference, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, in Houston. Bland was found dead in a Texas county jail three days after a confrontation with a white state trooper. The family filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the officer and other officials, saying it was a last resort after being unable to get enough information about the case. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

    Sandra Bland’s family sues state trooper, wants answers

    HOUSTON (AP) — The family of a black woman found dead in a Texas jail three days after a confrontation with a white state trooper filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Tuesday against the officer and other officials, saying it was a last resort after being unable to get enough information about the case.

    Updated: 3:25 pm

  • Sheriff’s office asks drug dealers to turn in their rivals

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky sheriff’s office has posted a flyer on its Facebook page asking drug dealers to turn in their rivals.

  • Police officer Randall Kerrick, left, and defense attorney Michael Greene listen during opening arguments at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse in Charlotte. N.C., Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Kerrick is facing voluntary manslaughter charges in the shooting death of Jonathan Ferrell. (Davie Hinshaw/The Charlotte Observer via AP, Pool)

    Prosecutor: White officer panicked before shooting black man

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A white Charlotte police officer on trial for the on-duty killing of a black man panicked and didn’t identify himself or give any commands before shooting 12 times at the agitated man seeking help in an unfamiliar neighborhood after a car crash, a prosecutor said during opening statements Monday.

  • Hearing set for Albuquerque officers facing murder charges

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge will hear from witnesses this week to decide if a former and current Albuquerque officer should go to trial for killing a homeless man.

  • In this Aug. 9, 2014, file photo, a police tactical team moves in to disperse a group of protesters following the shooting of a young black man by a white policeman in Ferguson, Mo. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public including measures addressing limits on the flow of surplus military equipment. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

    Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent protests and the nation took notice. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public.

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    Local Boy Becomes Honorary Artesia Firefighter

    ARTESIA — A 5-year-old boy became an honorary member of the Artesia Fire Department Monday. What kid doesn’t dream of being a police officer, a…

  • Public Record

    ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT July 31 SUSPICIOUS SUBJECT 12:16 a.m. – Officer dispatched to the 900 block of North 13th Street in reference to a suspicious…

  • Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing appears at Hamilton County Courthouse for his arraignment in the shooting death of motorist Samuel DuBose, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Cincinnati. Tensing pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    U. of Cincinnati shooting puts spotlight on campus police

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When an Ohio prosecutor charged a campus police officer with murder in the death of a driver during a traffic stop, he offered a harsh judgment on University of Cincinnati police, saying the school should not be in the business of law enforcement at all.