ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Two Albuquerque city councilors are now stepping into the fight against the Bernalillo County sheriff and his decision to bring the “Cops” TV show back to the area.
Councilors Don Harris and Ken Sanchez announced a new resolution Sunday opposing BCSD Sheriff Dan Houston’s move that will get “Cops” filming deputies in April.
The councilors say the reality show will make Albuquerque look bad and hurt its chance to attract new residents and businesses.
“People in other parts of the country think Albuquerque is a very dangerous and violence city. And it’s not. We have a wonderful city and we are in the process of regrouping and growing,” Harris said.
Councilors will take the proposed resolution to the council early next month.
In response, Sheriff Houston released a statement Sunday saying no one has ever released any data showing that the show has ever hurt Albuquerque’s economic interests.