08/04/2010

NM cops baiting crooks with beer-filled backpacks

Program has caught heat with defense attorneys and is temporarily on hold

By Abigail R. Ortiz
Albuquerque Journal

The Albuquerque Police Department's new method of trying to catch larceny offenders by planting backpacks filled with beer, a laptop and other items is catching heat from some defense attorneys.

However, police officials said Tuesday the program is temporarily on hold and will be reviewed before it is started up again.

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