ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The family of a woman shot and killed by Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office deputies is pushing for change with a new billboard campaign. Wednesday will mark one year since deputies shot Elisha Lucero 21 times in the South Valley.
Sheriff Manuel Gonzales said she charged at his deputies with a knife. The family disputes that and there’s no video because BCSO doesn’t use body cameras.
Now the family has launched a billboard campaign to raise awareness for what they call an urgent need for police reform in Bernalillo County and throughout New Mexico. They’re asking lawmakers to pass a use-of-force law.
Statement below from the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office
“The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office continues to offer its deepest condolences to the family for their loss. The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office also supports the family’s Constitutional Rights to express their feelings and opinions. Our department strives to carefully protect the Constitutional Rights of each individual within our community as one of the most fundamental and core necessities of our County and Nation.”
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