Law Enforcement

Task force finds New Mexico shouldn’t combine jails and prisons

30 Views  Â Assessment follows numerous, long standing reports of staffing shortages SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – In the last few years, New Mexico has seen some big changes within the criminal justice system. The state decriminalized marijuana, prison populations have been dropping, and statewide crime rates have dropped since 2018 (although not every community saw a

VIDEO: Woman admits to taking Fentanyl, falls asleep with baby in car

65 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) — She’s been in trouble repeatedly for putting others in danger on the road and even admitted to using drugs before getting behind the wheel. But as KRQE Investigates discovered, despite these arrests and admissions, a New Mexico woman’s court cases appear to be going nowhere.

Tips for staying safe during Halloween

65 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Halloween is a fun, joyous time with memories made for adults and kids, alike, but it’s important to keep some safety tips in mind:

WalletHub report ranks Las Cruces 34th safest city in the U.S.

78 Views  Â A new report from WalletHub ranks Las Cruces as the 34th safest city in the United States. El Paso ranked 97th in the report. Jill Gonzalez, WalletHub analyst shares more about the report that looks at home and community safety, natural-disaster risk, and financial safety.

How do New Mexico’s early prison release numbers compare to other states?

102 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico’s early release of some prisoners has been a talking point in the race for the governor’s office. And New Mexico did parole hundreds of prisoners ahead of their scheduled release during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. But how does that compare to what other states

Fentanyl’s impact on New Mexico families

105 Views  Â Perhaps the biggest lessons about fentanyl come from the people who survived the drug. The stories heard today shared a common theme – pain and suffering. Not just for the people using, but for the families many left behind.