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Law enforcement officers across New Mexico will be required to wear body cameras while on duty if Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signs a bill that passed the state House of Representatives 44-26 Monday afternoon. more
The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from June 10-15. more
"I was sitting in a prison, looking at the civil rights and the anti-war movement passing us by. I wanted to get out so bad to be a part of this movement. It was a new feeling out there, of a different kind of patriotism. Patriotism to human rights, to life instead of death. I wanted to be part of it. Just going to the police department en masse, there was like 200 of us. Just two weeks before that, we were scared to go by ourselves. We found strength in 200 of us, all Indian people, who had been beaten, mugged, arrested. Now here we were, we were going back to that same police department that arrested us and we were demanding action. It felt good to finally sense that there was power in unity, power in numbers." - Dennis Banks, American Indian Movement co-founder more
Four Democratic state lawmakers plan to introduce legislation during the special session this week that they say would offer greater transparency and more accountability when it comes to police use of force. Amid calls from protesters in New Mexico and nationwide to defund law enforcement agencies and stop insulating officers from possible consequences over excessive and lethal use of force, state Sen. Antoinette Sedillo Lopez and others have asked Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to prioritize the bill. more
Isaac Valerio, a Taoseño who reached the rank of captain with New Mexico State Police in Albuquerque in 2017, retired in April and has since returned to Taos County.   more
Having spent a great part of my youth in protests and demonstrations, from Cape Town, South Africa, to Tompkins Square in New York City, I am, sadly, only too familiar with the dynamic that plays out on angry streets during hot, summer days. When the oppressed rise up, things can get dangerous. Especially when bureaucracy and police are involved. A bruised and dislocated shoulder that still acts up 40 some years later reminds me of the brute force with which I was literally manhandled as a teenager protesting outside St. George's Cathedral, in Cape Town. more
Watching video footage of George Floyd's last moments - gasping for air as a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck - triggers vivid memories for Walter Turner.His son Daniel Turner, 40, also … more
The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from May 6-11. more
The town of Taos council voted unanimously at a Tuesday (May 12) meeting to continue the existing emergency order and curfew during the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Following data from the … more
A modern police car proved no match for a horse last Friday (April 24) in the mountains southwest of Taos,  where a New Mexico State Police officer was eluded by a wanted man – whose steed … more
The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from April 22-26. For a complete report, visit taosnews.com more
The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from April 15-20. more
The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from April 8-13. For complete listing, visit taosnews.com. more
A man was taken into custody Monday evening (April 13) after he allegedly shot a gun at Taos Police Department and struck a window. Taos Police Chief John Wentz said no one was injured during. He … more
The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from April 1-6. For complete listing visit taosnews.com. more
The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from March 26-29 more
New Mexico State Police has identified the man who was shot and killed during a car chase that ended in Ranchos de Taos on March 14 as Jeramiah Medina a  31.   more
A man died at Holy Cross Medical Center Saturday evening (March 14) after he was shot multiple times during a car chase with New Mexico State Police officers, who pursued him north from Española into Ranchos de Taos. more
Taos residents saw a seamless transition from one police chief to the next Saturday morning (Feb. 29) as longtime local detective John Wentz succeeded David Trujillo, who put in his final day as chief this week after a 20-year career. more
The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from Feb. 19-24: more
At the end of this month, Taos loses its police chief of the last two and a half years, and one of the longest-serving members of its local police force. more
Community policing is a tough job, now more than ever, especially if it's in a town where you've spent years. Drugs, poverty and past traumas among Taos residents - along with the easy availability of guns - make every call a potentially dangerous one for law enforcement officers. more
The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from Feb. 5-10. more
The following is a condensed version of Taos Police reports from Jan. 29 through Feb. 3. Visit taosnews.com for a complete report. Jan. 29 5 a.m. Loitering, Cervantes Drive – A caller … more
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