New Mexico Senator Richard Martinez refuses to submit to a breath test requested by Española Police Officer Dustin Chavez on June 28 after Martinez allegedly rear-ended another car at the intersection of Paseo de Oñate and Fairview Lane.
Lapel camera footage obtained through the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act shows a 15-year-old special education student at Española Valley High School being tased by Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Barnes on May 10, for allegedly failing to comply with a search.
Former Española police Chief Louis Carlos and Officer Cory Atencio arrest Española resident Cody Lee on March 6, 2019 for an outstanding warrant.
The Rio Grande SUN spent much of 2018 covering the Jicarilla Apache Nation, in the northwest reaches of Rio Arriba County. From external pressure from state education officials over failing schools, to internal conflict over embezzlement and nepotism, SUN reporters kept readers informed in a…