SILVER CITY, N.M. (KRQE) – A second New Mexico police chief is now saying that his officers didn’t do the right thing while investigating a local district attorney who was caught on camera weaving all over the road.

In a phone conversation with KRQE News 13 on Thursday, the Silver City Police Department’s (SCPD) Chief Ed Reynolds said his officers “screwed up” in the way they handled a June traffic incident involving the Sixth Judicial District Attorney Francesca Estevez.

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Chief Reynolds also confirmed with KRQE News 13 that Estevez won’t be facing charges related to impaired or reckless driving because of varying factors.

Silver City and New Mexico State Police contacted Estevez on June 11, as she was stopped in a gas station parking lot in Silver City.

Estevez had a flat tire and told police it caused her to continuously swerve while driving. Her attorney, former Sixth Judicial District Attorney Jim Foy has maintained that same story.

However, the witness who called 911 felt otherwise. He captured video of Estevez’s car driving at high speeds, swerving towards on-coming traffic and driving the shoulder for miles on a highway outside of Silver City. The witness later told Silver City Police that he felt Estevez was likely impaired.

“We failed to do our jobs,” said Chief Reynolds in a conversation with KRQE News 13.

The Chief would not go into detail about how his officers failed to do their jobs, or about any discipline for his officers. Chief Reynolds said he will answer more questions at a Monday news conference.

What is clear from Silver City Police officers’ lapel camera is the officers knew exactly who they were dealing with when they encountered Estevez, and they were friendly.

“What’s going on Francesca?” asked a Silver City Police supervisor, Corporal Jason Woods when he arrived to the scene. Woods was informed by fellow officer Leticia Lopez that there were going to try to change the tire themselves.

“I did vote for you!” chuckled Officer Lopez.

“Well thank you… you’re one of the few officers,” said Estevez, in response.

However, officers also knew something wasn’t right.

“What do you think?” asked Silver City Police Officer Leticia Lopez of her co-worker.

“She’s loaded, she almost fell down,” said fellow SCPD Officer Kyle Spurgeon.

Thursday, Chief Ed Reynolds told KRQE News 13 that his officers “screwed up.”

Ultimately, after a two hour traffic stop Estevez was let go without any field sobriety tests.

New Mexico State Police Officer Alyssa Flores claimed in her police report that she asked Estevez if she had been drinking, to which Estevez replied, “no.”

Officer Flores also claimed that Estevez displayed “no signs” of impairment.

However, New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas claims the traffic stop should have been “handled differently.”

“Simply, we didn’t do our job,” said Chief Kassetas in a recent interview with KRQE News 13. “There were enough indicators at that scene for the one State Police officer, and the five Silver City Police officers to at the least have the district attorney perform field sobriety tests.”

In a recent news conference, Estevez’s attorney claimed that Chief Kassetas was “Monday morning quarterbacking.”

“If everyone would have looked at those tapes, and watched them for two hours, that two hours and 45 minute encounter, you would have the same conclusion that I came to, and that was that Ms. Estevez was not impaired,” said Foy.

Because Estevez was let go from the scene, SCPD Chief Reynolds tells KRQE News 13 that an “impaired driving” related charge is off the table.

Chief Reynolds also told KRQE News 13 that his department did consider cited Estevez for “reckless driving” or a similar related traffic citation. However, Chief Reynolds says that the witness who saw Estevez has not returned the department’s calls, or agreed to testify against District Attorney Estevez.

KRQE News 13 reached out to the witness on Thursday, but did not hear back.