The 5 Facts You Need to Know:
- The Roswell Police Chief is now speaking about claims that his son was given special treatment by his department when handling a domestic violence call. The claims resurfaced when two men took to Facebook saying they saw the chief’s son chase a woman, grab her by the hair and drag her. No one was arrested. The department says it will look at lapel cam video to determine if the call was handled appropriately. The chief took to Facebook saying he would never compromise the integrity of the police. It’s now up to the district attorney to file charges.
- Donald Trump made a surprise appearance on the first day of the Republican National Convention. Tuesday, Ben Carson and Chris Christie, who both ran against Trump in the primary, are expected at the convention in Trump’s favor. Tuesday’s hot topic? The economy. Another hot topic is whether Melania Trump’s speech was plagiarized, some saying at least one passage was a copy from Michelle Obama’s address to the Democratic National Convention in 2008.
- Tuesday, partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower to mid 90’s. Tuesday night, partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the 60’s.
- State Police are reaching out to Facebook, hoping it will help remove a swastika that pops up when you search “New Mexico State Police District 5 Office.” Chief Pete Kassetas tells us this page is not in any way related to the agency, adding it distorts and misrepresents the department.
- The MVD is now coming forward, saying that state issued balloon license plates did pass control tests after some drivers complained that they’re poorly made. The state says all license plates have a five year warranty to be replaced.
Top Morning Headlines:
Two Silver City Police Department officers accused for not conducting field sobriety tests on a district attorney suspected of driving while intoxicated won’t be fired. Silver City Police Chief Ed Reynolds announced Monday the two officers involved in the June 14 stop of Francesca Estevez will remain on active duty but will face internal punishment.
Authorities say an inmate at the Taos jail is dead and he apparently killed himself with a bedsheet. Taos County Sheriff’s officials say they were called about 9:30 a.m. Saturday to the Adult Detention Center for an unresponsive man. They say 28-year-old Juan Espinoza-Garcia was found unconscious in his cell. Resuscitation efforts at the scene by both detention center medical staff and Taos County emergency response paramedics were unsuccessful.