ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A New Mexico State Police officer was arrested Wednesday after witnesses said she fired her service pistol from her official cruiser during a fight with her girlfriend in a southeast Albuquerque neighborhood.
Roslyn Vigil, 24, is charged with criminal damage to property, domestic violence, negligent use of a weapon and tampering with evidence. She was booked into the county jail but has since been released.
Lt. Mark Soriano, a State Police spokesman, said after learning officer Vigil had been arrested State Police Chief Pete Kassetas put her on administrative leave.
“An internal affairs investigation is being conducted,” Soriano wrote in an email.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Metropolitan Court, Albuquerque Police Department officers were dispatched to the 11000 block of Coconino SE, near Eubank and Southern, for reports of a gunshot and a police vehicle leaving the area.
The caller also reported hearing a man say “go ahead and hide behind your badge.”