“Two New Mexico state police officers are under investigation and a mother and her 14-year-old son are facing charges after a routine traffic stop turned to chaos when the teen physically confronted one officer and another officer fired shots at a minivan carrying children.” Now there’s something you don’t read about every day. The money shot [from officer.com]: “[Officer] Elias Montoya, shot at the vehicle as it drove off. Montoya wrote that he fired his weapon ‘at the left rear tire in an attempt to immobilize the vehicle.'” Strangely, I believe that. Which doesn’t make it any better. Nor does this . . .
Eighth Judicial District Attorney Donald Gallegos the situation could have been avoided if Farrell had followed the officer’s instructions. “She wouldn’t do the simple act of just signing a ticket,” Gallegos said. In a statement, New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas said his department will conduct a ‘full and thorough review’ of the shooting and traffic stop . . .
Gallegos said based on what he’s seen from the video, the district attorney’s office will not pursue criminal charges against the officers. But he said that could change if state police present more evidence.”
What are the odds?