SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe County’s sheriff has revoked state police powers from tribal police in Pojoaque Pueblo after a dispute with the county over liability and complaints from citizens who said they were harassed.
The decision announced Friday night by Sheriff Robert Garcia was primarily based on a dispute over who should bear financial liability for tribal officers commissioned by the county, he said. Tribal police will no longer be able to enforce state criminal laws against non-Indians within pueblo boundaries.
Garcia said he also was concerned about issues raised by non-pueblo Pojoaque Valley residents who complained they were harassed by tribal police.
Garcia said the pueblo and the county had been Login to read more