Top Morning Headlines
The Albuquerque Police Union is suing the city because of a newly formed board meant to keep officers in check. The nine person board was formed by the City Council when they passed a bill on the issue last year. Now the union says part of that bill violates their contract, including giving members the ability to subpoena or request information from an officer’s internal affairs file. The union wants a judge to declare parts of the ordinance invalid.
The Kiva Club at UNM is calling for the University to change Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day. The group, along with dozens of other organizations on campus, has introduced a resolution to the student government. It was sent back to the group requesting more details. The club says they will resubmit next week. If it passes at UNM, the group says it plans to take it to the state level.
A late term abortion ban is moving forward to the Judiciary Committee. A House Regulatory and Public Affairs Committee vote 4-3 to support the ban, with Republicans in the majority.
A former Melrose volleyball coach has pleaded guilty to felony rape charges. Police say Allison Draper, had sex with a female student. The district attorney says she hopes Draper gets three years in prison. The family is planning to sue the Melrose School District.