ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The City of Albuquerque will pay out nearly $100,000 for a string of lawsuits filed after Albuquerque cops cited or arrested people feeding the homeless.
Friday KRQE News 13 learned an APD officer did the same thing yesterday.
The Albuquerque Police Department says one of its officers Tamas Nadas was working overtime at Noon Day Ministry downtown, when he decided to spend his own money to buy food for twenty homeless people. “The people were outside, and basically what I did, there was no food no drinks, nothing so I decided to go to McDonalds and grab some food and drinks for them,” said Nadas.
Nadas says he did it after a power outage forced the ministry to cancel its noon meal.
As for the lawsuits, dity officials say it settled because there were questions about whether officers had jurisdiction to enforce the food code.