ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Officers Union isn’t talking yet about the lawsuit filed against it by two of its former members. Officers John Doyle and Robert Wollever were fired after a security camera captured one of them kicking a suspect while he was face down. The officers say the union failed to represent them and conspired with then Police Chief Ray Schultz to hold them up as sacrificial lambs as the Department of Justice was investigating APD.
A small group of protesters gathered at a busy intersection in northeast Albuquerque last night, close to the home of Mayor R.J. Berry. Some are calling for Berry to resign his post as mayor saying he’s done little or nothing to fix the city’s ongoing problems with the police force.
The first wave of immigrants from Central America have been deported from the Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia where they were being housed. Forty immigrants were bused to a plane in Roswell and flown back to Honduras yesterday. Immigration officials say the deportations are a sign to others fleeing poverty and persecution in Central America that the United States will send them back to their homeland.
The Fox hit show “American Idol” is sending its bus to Albuquerque today. They’re auditioning contestants to see who could be the next American Idol. Auditions are going on from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Old Town. There’s entertainment for those waiting to audition. For more information, click here.