Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham speaks during a press conference on Sept. 8, 2023 regarding a new public health order.

‘Stop being squeamish’: Guv responds to BCSO not enforcing 30-day gun ban

On Monday, Bernalillo County Sheriff John Allen held a press conference wherein he said his office would not enforce Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s public health order banning guns in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County for 30 days as a response to a recent rash of gun violence there. Allen called the order unconstitutional. Monday evening, Lujan Grisham issued her rebuttal to Allen’s statements at the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s press conference. Related:Bernalillo County Sheriff ‘irritated’ by 30-day gun ban, will not enforce it

“I don’t need a lecture on constitutionality from Sheriff Allen: what I need is action. What we need is for leaders to stand up for the victims of violent crime.

Screenshot of Bernalillo County Sheriff John Allen speaks during a press conference September 11, 2023.

Bernalillo County Sheriff ‘irritated’ by 30-day gun ban, will not enforce it

Bernalillo County Sheriff John Allen announced Monday in a press conference streamed to Facebook that his office would not enforce a public health order banning firearms in Bernalillo County for 30 days. Allen called the order unconstitutional and said that his decision will also  prevent violence against BCSO deputies. “(Lujan Grisham) knew we, as law enforcement, did not agree with the order,” Allen said. “My job is to keep the peace and to make sure that the citizens of Bernalillo County are safe and I do not believe that this order will help me do so. I’m a law enforcement professional.

After failed indictments on sexual assault charges, father tries to rebuild family, career

In the late afternoon of August 30, 2017, Jessica Lowther was on the phone with her husband, Adam. Recently back from a routine business trip, Adam called to say he was headed home from work and would take their two young children to their taekwondo lessons. During that call, Jessica answered a knock on her front door. A handful of Bernalillo County Sheriff’s officers and at least one investigator from the Children Youth and Families Department stood at her door. A female officer said they needed to do a welfare check on the two Lowther children.

ABQ union president arrested on child abuse charges

New broke on Thursday evening that the head of the union that represents the Albuquerque Police Department was arrested on charges of child abuse. Media began reporting Thursday evening around 8:30 p.m. that Stephanie Lopez was charged with child abuse. She is the president of the Albuquerque Police Officers Association. Lopez was arrested by the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office. Shortly before 9:00 p.m., a spokesman for the APD confirmed the arrest but did not offer much more information.