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.

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