Disinformation endangers democracy in NM and beyond, experts say

Voting site in Albuquerque, Election Night, Nov. 2, 2021. (Photo by Marisa Demarco / Source NM)

Conspiracy theories are infecting the election cycle and jeopardizing voting rights. This report by Andrew Beale for Source NM is part of worldwide “Democracy Day” coverage.

APD officer calls for accountability all around.

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APD Officer Jonathan Cortez has quite the background when it comes to protecting others but he wants the community to help stop crime and understand that officers are human too. Read (and hear) this mini-profile as reported by News Port’s Juan Baeza.

Mayor Keller names two to leadership positions at APD

By Ludella Awad / NM News Port / After a six month national search for a new police chief, Mayor Tim Keller has named two leadership positions at the Albuquerque Police Department with Harold Medina being selected as Chief of Police and Sylvester Stanley as Superintendent of Police Reform. “Each of these leaders will focus… Continue reading Mayor Keller names two to leadership positions at APD

APD reports drop in property crime, increase in violent crime

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By Ludella Awad / NM News Port  New crime totals for 2020 released by the Albuquerque Police Department found that while violent crime has risen, property crimes have gone down.  “We have more work to do, but this trend is encouraging because we continue to cut property crime,” Interim APD Chief Harold Medina said in… Continue reading APD reports drop in property crime, increase in violent crime

Mayor Keller, APD tout proactive approach to crime fighting

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By Ludella Awad/ NM News Port Mayor Tim Keller and the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) highlighted the success of the Anti-Crime Operation, a crime-fighting initiative introduced last year that combines officers and detectives in multiple bureaus in an attempt to recover guns and make arrests.  The Anti-Crime Operation combines the Field Services Bureau, Special Operations… Continue reading Mayor Keller, APD tout proactive approach to crime fighting