The governor plans to ship 50 state law enforcement officials to Albuquerque to assist curb crime
In 2019 there was a similar operation with around 175 criminal arrests in just two months.
“We have 50 officers deployed in areas that can really make a difference. We also evaluate the things that work perfectly, the things that need improvement to ensure that arrears and bad actors are tracked and captured exactly as we intended, ”said Lujan Grisham.
The plans come when Governor announced Jason Bowie as the Department of Public Security’s new secretary and exonerated Timothy Johnson.
“First of all, I see what is happening in the metropolises, crime is far too high, it has to be reduced,” said Bowie.
Bowie comes from the Rio Rancho Police Department, where he worked his way up to deputy chief. “I’m sure we will have a lot of work to do to figure out how to help the metro area. We promise our support, ”said Bowie.
But remember that 18% of the 2019 arrests result in a plea deal and in some cases the officers failed to appear in court.
In 2019, 36 cases had paperwork or evidence that was not presented on time, Lujan Grisham said she will be working on it this year.
“We have made hundreds of arrests, now I have to make sure these people actually stay in prison. If that doesn’t happen, we’re just nibbling on the edges of a complex problem, ”she said.
A governor’s spokesman said the program was not yet in place, the details were still being worked on and the city of Albuquerque was working with it.