Three City Councilors Fire Off Letter to Chief Medina over APD DWI Scandal


January 25, 2024, 9:49 pm

By: ABQRAW staff

Posted: 01/25/2024 @ 2:00PM

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City Council President Dan Lewis, Councilors Dan Champine and Louie Sanchez sent a letter to Chief Medina

Albuquerque – A battle is brewing between some Albuquerque city councilors and APD Chief Harold Medina over a federal probe into their police department.

Today, Councilors Louie Sanchez, Daniel Champine, and Council President Dan Lewis provided a letter they sent to Chief Medina. It is a letter demanding written answers from Chief Medina and a request for his presence at the next City Council meeting on February 5th, 2024.

The letter has eight questions the three councilors want answers to:

Earlier in the day, APD Chief Medina told the press that he has spoken with some City Council members and did not reveal which ones.

“I want to thank the members of city council that have reached out to me and those that have spoken to in the last 24 hours and have offered support. And we’ve come to a very good place. And there are a couple more I got to work on. And hopefully in the near future we could also come to a great place where there’s an understand that we have a great relationship that assists us not only in the moment but assistance and helping to do the best thing for the citizens of Albuquerque,” said Chief Medina.

We reached out to APD spokesman Gilbert Gallegos to inquire whether the Chief would attend the Council meeting and if he had received the letter. As per APD policy, we did not receive a response.


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