Belen police chief files lawsuit against the city

New Mexico

BELEN, N.M. (KRQE) – Belen city council will hear a lawsuit filed against the city by Police Chief Victor Rodriguez next month.

He claims Mayor Jerah Cordova retaliated against him after he tried to report cases of excessive use of force by his officers. The lawsuit claims Mayor Cordova told him to ignore the problems.

City council will hear the arguments next month and try to come up with a solution.

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