Prof says police put him in danger to make arrest

March 1, 2013 • State News

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico State University faculty member says Las Cruces police needlessly put him in danger by allowing a taxi cab driver sought in a shooting to pick him up as a fare before officers stopped the cab and arrested the driver at gunpoint.

Daniel Vega-Albela, an assistant professor of music, said he too was held at gunpoint and then put in handcuffs for a half-hour after police stopped the cab immediately after Vega-Albela got in, the Las Cruces Login to read more

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