'Zero Tolerance' policy nets first NM officer

NM department instituted policy after talks with rape crisis and battered families shelters, who said it would help victims trust officers


By Bill Rodgers
Albuquerque Journal

SANTA FE, N.M. — A Santa Fe Police Department officer was arrested on a domestic violence charge over the weekend, just two days after the department instituted a "zero tolerance" policy toward such conduct violations.

Jon Lopez, 30, a three-year member of the department, could face losing his job while also dealing with charges of battery against a household member and interference with communications.

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