FBI allegedly taped NM officer offering gun to dealer

The officers has been on administrative leave since Oct. 2009


Albuquerque Journal

SANTA FE, N.M. — A Santa Fe cop may end up losing his badge after he was caught on an FBI tape promising a gun to a drug dealer "who clearly conveyed his intent to commit murder," according to police documents.

Santa Fe police Detective Jose Valencia - who was the police union president at the time the conversation was caught on tape two years ago - was recommended for termination by Chief Aric Wheeler last week, the Journal has learned.

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