ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The father of a state representative has filed a lawsuit, saying he was pulled over and mistreated by police because of politics.
The suit was filed by Luciano Trujillo the 70-year-old father of State Representative Carl Trujillo.
According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, Luciano Trujillo was pulled over by Pojoaque Pueblo tribal police in March of 2011.
The suit alleges tribal officers were told to stop the Trujillo's' vehicles and he was arrested and charged with DWI, but those charges were later dropped.
Pueblo officials say the incident was a routine traffic stop until Luciano Trujillo became abusive toward the officer.
Santa Fe police are working on a new way to put a stop to busy burglars. Instead of throwing them in jail they want to put them rehab.
A winter storm warning has been issued for Albuquerque and surrounding areas through 11 p.m. Thursday.
Tempers flared Wednesday night at the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education meeting as the firestorm over teacher evaluations and student testing continues.
An Albuquerque man says an emergency vet clinic turned away his dying dog because he didn't have enough cash in his pocket to pay to save him. The dog later died.
Closing arguments wrapped up Wednesday in the final sentencing phase of John McCluskey's federal murder trial. The same jury that convicted him of killing an Oklahoma couple, must now decide whether McCluskey should face the death penalty.
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