NM Detective who allegedly promised gun to gang member may lose certification

Tape exists in which the ex-cop arranges shady deals with a known criminal

By Vic Vela
Albuquerque Journal

Albuquerque, NM — A hearing officer has recommended that a former cop, who was allegedly caught on an FBI tape arranging shady deals with a known criminal, be stripped of his law enforcement certification.

Jose Valencia, a former detective with the Santa Fe Police Department, could have his license revoked for at least eight years when the Law Enforcement Academy Board takes up the matter at a meeting next week, according to board director Art Ortiz.

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