Fri. Jun 21st, 2024

A NEW MEXICO STATE POLICE OFFICER UNDER INVESTIGATION FOLLOWING VIDEO RELEASE OF SENATOR’S ARREST VIDEO

ESPANOLA (KSMX)- Last month, State Senator Richard Martinez was arrested for an aggravated DUI resulting in a two-car collision on July 28th. Now, a state police officer is under investigation for comments he made on video that has been released to the press.

Reported by the Rio Grande Sun, in the video, Officer Lance Pepper is heard asking if he should cover the license plate to shield it from showing.  A state police spokesman says lawmakers are not given special treatment but was not able to comment any further.

Martinez has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him and his trial is scheduled for October.

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