The Santa Fe police originally claimed that Mendez shot at the officers, however they later admitted this to be false and that he had been unarmed.
The department also claimed that when the officers tried to get Mendez out of his vehicle, he backed up and hit a police car, almost running down officers and drove toward them before they fired.
This claim was also proven to be false after a dash-cam video was released showing that the officers fired six shots into the vehicle as Mendez is driving away from and not towards the officers.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man shot and killed by Albuquerque police was wearing sheriff-issued body armor and fired a stolen gun at officers, police said Wednesday.
John Edward Okeefe, 34, died after a shootout with two officers on Tuesday in what was the Albuquerque Police Department's first fatal shooting of 2015.
The latest incident follows a string of shootings that have prompted public protests, federal scrutiny and even charges from a local prosecutor.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two Albuquerque police officers were charged with murder in the March killing of a homeless camper, a shooting that generated sometimes violent protests around the city and sparked a federal investigation into a police force that has been found to use excessive force.
SWAT team member Dominique Perez and former Detective Keith Sandy will each face a single count of open murder in the death of 38-year-old James Boyd, Second District Attorney Kari Brandenburg said Monday. Open murder allows prosecutors to pursue either first-degree or second-degree murder charges.
Albuquerque Police Release Lapel-Cam Video Of Officer Shot During Traffic Stop - Viewer Discretion Advised
By Martin Hill
January 10, 2015
Albuquerque, New Mexico police have released the lapel-cam video of Officer Lou Golson, who was shot this week during a traffic stop. LAPD Re-Tweeted the video also, (below).
ALBUQUERQUE (Reuters) - An Albuquerque police officer shot and critically wounded a fellow officer during an undercover narcotics bust at a fast food franchise parking lot at around mid-day on Friday, police said.
Police would not release additional details of the shooting or of the nature of the officer's injuries.
"Both officers involved were working in a plain clothes, undercover capacity and have been with the department for many years," said Albuquerque Police Department spokeswoman Celina Espinoza said, adding that two suspects were arrested.
Irony-Actual: Sociopathic NSA Nerd gets indignant at Spy Recruiting Jobs Fair at U of NM; Doesn't like being filmed! HaHaHa!Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:58
This is what happens when lawyers take over a culture: to the NSA govt terrorists, they're technically 'not' "collecting" your data, until they "access" it. So they can bulk-dragnet all data, sit on it, parallel construct[ion] it as needed, and feign ignorance. Yup.
Is The Obama Administration Planning A 'FALSE' Flag?: Massive Emergency Drill In New York City
Posted: Aug 01, 2014 4:04 AM PDT
Updated: Aug 01, 2014 5:53 AM PDT
By LUKE FUNK, Senior Web Producer - bio
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -
The New York City Department of Health will be conducting a massive emergency preparedness drill at 30 facilities across the city on Friday.
Kafkaesque Banality of Everyday Tyranny Actualized: Anally Raped Victim of NM Cop TerroristS Profiled by Reason TVSubmitted by AnCapMercenary on Wed, 07/30/2014 - 02:14
Suppose if Nazi rapists did the following for a living during the short reign of the unicorn 1000yr Reich that never was, they'd be this clinically nonchalant about the normalcy rationale, of what they were about to do; no amount of tax-payers' stolen wealth/monetary compensation can ever erase the visceral, permanent body-memory of loss of dignity & inhumane treatment (predictable, of course) by the terrorist State:
"Do You Have It Up Your Ass?": Drug Warriors in New Mexico Go Too Far
Published on Jul 28, 2014
In October of 2012, Timothy Young was pulled over for failing to use his turn signal in Lordsburg, New Mexico. When Hidalgo County deputies saw that Young’s companion had an open container, they asked to search the truck. Young consented.
The search dragged on for more than two hours. Deputies eventually called in a K9 unit and claimed that the dog, Leo, alerted on the driver's seat. While deputies sought a warrant for a more extensive search, deputy Patrick Green continued to interrogate Young, at one point asking him, “Do you have it up your ass?”
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A veteran who collapsed in an Albuquerque Veteran Affairs hospital cafeteria, 500 yards from the emergency room, died after waiting 30 minutes for an ambulance, officials confirmed Thursday.
Officials at the hospital said it took a half an hour for the ambulance to be dispatched and take the man from one building to the other, which is about a five minute walk.
Two Albuquerque Police Department detectives created the dangerous situation that led to the death in April 2011 of a mentally ill, 27-year-old man in his own backyard when they tried to confront him with a warrant over a road rage incident, a judge ruled Tuesday.
"The Forest Service officers descended on the ski resort on Feb. 22, saying they were working on tips about possible drug deals, as well as reckless and drunk driving. The searches didn’t yield much — citations and warnings were issued for violations ranging from “possession amounts” of marijuana to cracked windshields — but angered a number of patrons who said the operation was heavy-handed. Several people accused the officers of being rude.
In the immediate aftermath of the sweep, Johnson went so far as to call them “jack-booted thugs.”
Former Gov. Gary Johnson says regulations would send New Mexico patients over the Colorado border
once again sounding more like a Ron Paul Revolutionary than any of the others considering a 2016 run