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Author Archives: Jeff Proctor / Journal Staff Writer

This is the logo for the Bandidos gang, which law enforcement says is facing a turf challenge in New Mexico.

Turf at center of biker gang conflict in N.M.

By Jeff Proctor / Journal Staff Writer

New Mexico has pretty much always been Bandidos country.

But now there’s a challenge to the outlaw motorcycle gang’s decades-long stranglehold on supremacy here – something of a line in the sand – and law enforcement is watching closely to see whether it gets crossed.

A gang-related shooting near Fourth Street and Menaul NW on Sunday may have been a contributing factor for a pending violent confrontation between rival outlaw motorcycle clubs, according to the FBI. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis-Journal)

Biker gang showdown possible in Albuquerque

By Jeff Proctor / Journal Staff Writer

Albuquerque could be ground zero for a violent clash between outlaw motorcycle gangs, according to an FBI intelligence report obtained by the Journal.

Red flags missing in shooting case

By Jeff Proctor / Journal Staff Writer

Investigators are trying to piece together what had been happening in the life of 54-year-old Sandia …

Next up for Levi Chavez: A trial date, but no lawyer

By Jeff Proctor / Journal Staff Writer

On July 16, a reporter asked Levi Chavez about the pending wrongful death civil lawsuit against him. “Bring it on,” replied the former Albuquerque police officer.

Veteran APD cop and union official fired

By Jeff Proctor / Journal Staff Writer

A longtime Albuquerque police officer who also served as secretary of the police union has been fired, officials said.

Joseph and Theresa Cordova, Tera Chavez's parents, speak to Albuquerque Journal reporter Jeff Proctor and KOAT's Anna Velasquez on Thursday, July 18, 2013, two days after Tera's husband Levi Chavez was acquitted of murder and other charges in connection with her death. (Pat Vasquez-Cunningham/Journal)

Tera Chavez’s parents speak out

By Jeff Proctor / Journal Staff Writer

Two days after hearing a difficult but unsurprising verdict read in a Sandoval County District courtroom, Tera Chavez’s parents sat down to discuss their feelings about the 5 1/2 year ordeal that concluded Tuesday and their plans for the future.
Includes video of the complete interview.
Chavez case: From the beginning

A look back at the Levi Chavez trial

By Jeff Proctor / Journal Staff Writer

In April 2011, 3 1/2 years after the death of his wife, then-Albuquerque police officer Levi Chavez was charged with first-degree murder and evidence tampering.