Morning Fix: Real Hot in the Shade

  • Albuquerque to shell out $6,000,000 in yet another APD wrongful death suit...that's $25 million in wrongful death awards since 2010. Surely it's time for some indictments, right?
  • Meanwhile, Chief Eden is apparently clamping down on contact between APD personnel and the DOJ.
  • And the state Environmental Department is not happy with the Air Force's plans for cleaning up the Kirtland jet fuel spill.
  • This cute mouse is now endangered, which will not ease tensions between ranchers and land managers.
  • And paleontologists at Elephant Butte discover an elephant...er, elephant-ish thing. Does Stegomastodon Butte sound good to anyone else?

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Comment by Benny the Icepick on June 11, 2014 at 10:00am

Never read the comments, Benny.  Never even think about it.  Because the comments always make you despair for humanity.  Even a story about a squeaky little mouse will make you sad.  Don't do it, Benny, don't look, it-- WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?

Comment by once banned twice shy on June 11, 2014 at 10:53am

The $6 million award will not be paid by the city--the Tort Claims Act caps damages at $400,000.  So the city will pay that--if it doesn't appeal and prevail.  Now, the $6 million might come into play at the federal trial, so the city should probably settle on that one if they have half a brain.  Which they haven't demonstrated up to this point.  Also, Brandenburg has said that she can't re-open any cases.  Even though she has new evidence, she can't reopen.  Time for her to go.

And Benny, yes, unless you wish to be driven to drink, avert your eyes from the news site's comments. 

Comment by Phil_0 on June 11, 2014 at 1:40pm

OBTS, my understanding is that the feds are weighing possible indictments based on the findings in the DOJ report. While Brandenburg's record on cop shootings is terrible - and there is $25 million backing up that assessment - I would think that federal charges will trump whatever she chooses to do (or not do, as the case may be).

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