Tuesday’s 5 Facts
- Tuesday it will be partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the Albuquerque metro. Expect mostly sunny skies in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower to mid 70s.
- Storms and rain showers hit much of the state overnight Monday, including the Metro area. Wind and lightning led to power outages for hundreds of people. The steady rain also left standing water in some areas.
- Lapel video obtained by KRQE News 13 raises questions about how police officers treated a suspect’s body. In March 2014 a SWAT situation broke out after Dale Lusian, 56, was caught breaking into cars on surveillance video. Police said Lusian shot a K-9 officer three times. After several hours of gas rounds and flashbangs in and around the trailer, Lusian never moved. One APD officer fired three beanbag rounds as Lusian’s face. Soon after, the video shows a state police officer stomping on him. State police is now investigating the incident.
- There are reports that members of the Bandidos from across the country could be heading to North Texas. The memo reportedly went out to law enforcement overnight after a deadly shooting over the weekend in Texas. No word if New Mexico law enforcement has received the same report. The Bandidos and the Cossacks Gang have reportedly been told to arm themselves in Texas.
- Under Armor is pulling a controversial shirt off the racks after some people called it disrespectful. “The Band of Ballers” shirt has a similar look to the famous photo of Marines lifting an American flag during WWII. Some people are calling it creative while others said it makes a joke out of the flag.
Top Morning Headlines
The Albuquerque city council made a key decision Monday. They have voted to move forward with hiring James Ginger as Federal Monitor. It’ll cost $4.5 million to bring him in to oversee the Albuquerque Police Department’s agreement with the Department of Justice. The city of Albuquerque and the DOJ agreed to a contract for the monitor’s office in an effort to overhaul APD.
A New Mexico man is looking for the criminals who tore apart his family’s burial site. Someone took a rock and threw it into the Adelo family’s crypt at St. Anthony’s Church in Pecos. George Adelo’s grandparents rest in crypt. State police are officer a one thousand dollar reward to catch the vandals.