Journal Photographer to Receive Apology from State Police!
How many times have you seen this kind of headline? "State Police hold Journal Photographer at Gunpoint." It is a fact of life and one hopes it never happens. But it is more common than people realize. I have lived in Albuquerque for over 15 years; have been pulled over by the police at least 4 times, and without fail, it is always an uncomfortable situation. Usually, the situation is diffused when the officer receives a Military ID along with my Driver's License.
This case involving the Albuquerque Journal Photographer Adolphe Pierre-Louis is fascinating in light of the recent issues with the Albuquerque Police Department review and 19 police shootings by APD over the past year and a half. . It was a case of "Mistaken Identity." The question I always ask is this, Is this "By the Book" approach applied across the board for all citizens? If it isn't then there is a problem.
Mr. Pierre-Louis will receive an Apology from the New Mexico State Police
Checkout the story below, Courtesy of KOB TV Channel 4: