Deputy Attorney General Clara Moran said in a letter to Albuquerque City Attorney Esteban Aguilar sent Wednesday that strict discovery deadlines in the 2nd Judicial District Court could be affected by the Albuquerque Police Department’s interviews with witnesses in the case. Moran had asked the police in May to include prosecutors if police interviewed the witnesses during the internal affairs investigation, she said.
“Nevertheless, you never gave our prosecutors notice … ” she said.
Moran’s letter cited several court rules for discovery deadlines, which may have been affected by the police’s additional interviews in the case. Courts have dismissed cases because those deadlines haven’t been met.