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New Mexico Voters Deserve to See Damon Martinez’s Record

For Immediate Release
May 21, 2018

New Mexico Voters Deserve to See Damon Martinez’s Record of Failing to Protect Against Police Violence

Washington, D.C. — With just a few weeks until the June 5th Democratic primary in New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District, voters deserve to see more about Damon Martinez’s record of failing to hold police officers accountable for the use of excessive violence. Lucinda Guinn, vice president of campaigns at EMILY’s List, released the following statement:

“Damon Martinez served as the U.S. attorney for the District of New Mexico for three years, and during his tenure, he failed to prosecute police officers for using excessive force. When the families of some of the 27 victims shot by Albuquerque police officers collected more than 45,000 signatures in support of holding the officers accountable, Martinez was criticized for ​ignor​ing​ the petition and fail​ing​ to take action. The U.S. Justice Department found that the Albuquerque police engaged in a pattern of use of excessive force, including unreasonable deadly force, ​while Martinez​ stood by​. New Mexico voters deserve to see more about Damon Martinez’s failure to protect New Mexico families.”

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