SANTA ROSA, N.M. (KRQE) – Over the course of nine months, a New Mexico police officer was working and driving a patrol vehicle without a valid driver’s license. A recent KRQE News 13 investigation exposed the issue, which could have an impact on some of the criminal cases the officer is tied to.

KRQE News 13 Digital Anchor Chris McKee recently discussed the investigation with Investigative Reporter Ann Pierret in a “Behind the Story” conversation. Watch the video in this article for the complete investigative discussion.

Among the topics discussed: how Ann heard about the story, what the current status is for the cases potentially affect by the situation and if there’s been any fallout after the issue was discovered.

For more context about this discussion, view Ann’s complete story on The story is titled: “Chance check-up catches New Mexico officer with suspended license.”

“Behind the story,” is KRQE News 13’s new online exclusive web series, giving viewers a more detailed look into the process and the work that goes into KRQE News 13’s investigative reports. For more segments on prior stories, visit the KRQE News 13 Investigates page by clicking this link.