ALBUQUERUE (KRQE) – Albuquerque Mayor RJ Berry, APD Chief Gorden Eden, and even Governor Susana Martinez all say APD showed a lot of restraint during Sunday’s protest. All three talked about it yesterday. You can see their full interviews on KRQE.com. However, others, including the American Civil Liberties Union say police made things worse by showing up in riot gear.
An former police officer is threatening to file a wrongful death lawsuit against APD for killing James Boyd in the foothills two weeks ago. So far, the City’s been unable to locate Boy’s family, so a judge could appoint a representative for him. If that’s the case, any money awarded from the City could go to the State’s unclaimed property fund.
Good news for Lobo basketball fans. Coach Craig Neal is not going to take a job at the University of South Florida, and is staying here in Lobo land. UNM is giving Neal a two-year extension, so his contract now continues through the 2019-2020 season
If you tried to sign up for health care on the government’s website before last night’s midnight deadline and experienced problems, you could be eligible for an extension. The White House says there was a software glitch, but in the end as many as seven million people may have enrolled this year.
More workers have been exposed to radiation at WIPP. DOE officials confirmed yesterday t four more workers were exposed to low levels of radiation in the Valentine’s Day leak, bringing the total number of workers exposed to 21. Today, for the first time since that leak, a crew is expected to descend a half mile into the nuclear waste storage facility to figure out what caused the breach.