Excerpt from KRQE – Dec 9 2019
SAN JUAN COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – Folks in New Mexico are all too acquainted with the criminals who’re arrested and launched, solely to be re-arrested a short while later. Now, the issue is getting nationwide consideration on a well-liked present, “Stay PD.”
Featured on A&E, in the newest episode of “Stay PD: Wished,” New Mexico made an look. The San Juan County Sheriff’s Workplace joined “Stay PD” in October. In the newest episode, they had been after a profession prison.
“Michael Lopez… I’d say he’s fairly straightforward to ID. He’s obtained satan horns tattoed on his head, a teardrop on his face,” Deputy Chad Langley stated within the episode.
Michael Lopez was wished for breaking and getting into, prison injury to property, and battery.
“He’s obtained the historical past too, although. Like, he did simply stab someone within the chest a few months in the past,” stated Langley.
Deputies, at the side of the U.S. Marshals Workplace, made positive Lopez was inside a house. Then, they needed to chase him down. The present’s commentators then highlighted what occurred to Lopez.
“He was launched 24 hours in a while this as properly. This was a fourth-degree felony. So, the state of New Mexico has a legislation that enables these folks to get launched,” stated Sheriff Mark Lamb, one of many present’s commentators.
The San Juan County Sheriff stated it’s a subject he’s glad is arising on a nationwide degree.
“It’s good to be a part of that dialog and even a few of our legislators are bringing that up,” stated Sheriff Shane Ferarri.
Sheriff Ferrari says the present is producing constructive dialog.
“We’re letting repeat offenders and violent criminals make the most of the system,” stated the sheriff.
As “Stay PD” made positive to level out, he’s not the one one who feels that means.
“It is a frustration that this sheriff’s workplace and lots of sheriffs have throughout New Mexico,” stated Lamb.