Impelled By Tragedy, Police Reform Advocates Make Meaningful, If Uneven, Progress Across Region

May 5, 2021

By Robyn Vincent

From the article: "...Some details in the investigation conflict with the deputies’ accounts. Law enforcement called in to dispatch at 12:54 a.m. that shots were fired, according to the report. The Taser, though, was not deployed until 1:03 a.m., according to the Taser log included in the investigation.

That inconsistency raises “genuine concern” for Chris Burbank, a former Salt Lake City chief of police who is now with the Center for Policing Equity. He wonders if deputies “tried to make their story fit.”

Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The discrepancy haunts Maestas. She says deputies escalated and mishandled the situation from the beginning when they repeatedly knocked on Lucero’s window, shined flashlights into her trailer and commanded Lucero to come out..."

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