Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Mistrial Declared in High-Profile Albuquerque Police Shooting Case

Serving clients throughout the Albuquerque community, Kathy Love is a partner with McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, PA. In her work as attorney, she frequently represents families of people who were hurt or killed by profit driven decisions made by hospitals, corporations and the government. Kathy Love and her fellow attorneys take pride in standing up to even the largest industries in lawsuits that protect clients’ interests and rights. 

Recently, Kathleen Love's firm took on a high profile criminal prosecution against two Albuquerque Police Department officers who shot and killed a homeless man who was camping in an open space area in the foothills of Albuquerque's Sandia Mountains. The shooting death was very controversial in Albuquerque and, just as the community was divided over the shooting, the jury was divided over whether to convict. The case resulted in mistrial and the new incoming prosecutor has decided not to pursue a retrial. But, the important thing to Kathy Love's law firm is that the community was able to hear and see what really happened in the foothills and begin a conversation about healing and making change so nothing like this will happen again.

The case was described by Kathy Love's law partner, Randi McGinn, the special prosecutor, as representing an important community conversation. She stated that the city needs to ask itself a fundamental question on whether it is better off with “a Dirty Harry” or a peace officer.

About Kathy Love

Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Kathleen Love provides a high professional standard of legal services to clients seeking to hold public organizations and private businesses accountable for medical malpractice or personal injury. As a partner with McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, PA, Kathy Love has brought a number of high-profile cases to trial, including a matter involving the Albuquerque Police Department’s fatal shooting of Christopher Torres. For more information about Kathy Love and her firm, prospective clients can log on to www.mcginnlaw.com.

In preparation for her legal career, Kathleen Love enrolled at DePaul University, where she earned her juris doctor. Later, she studied at the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia. Her academic background also includes time as an undergraduate at Ball State University, from which she secured her bachelor of science.

In her personal life, the accomplished attorney enjoys traveling with her family to such international destinations as the United Kingdom, Spain, Thailand, and Mexico. She also enjoys following professional baseball, an interest she nurtures with the help of her husband and son, both of whom are passionate fans of the game.