ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The president of the Albuquerque Police Officers’ Association received a warning from a state law enforcement board this week for mixing union duties with her responsibilities as a police officer while responding to a domestic violence case involving a fellow officer, whom she later bonded out of jail.
The Law Enforcement Academy Board made the decision to send the cautionary letter Wednesday in the misconduct case of Officer Stephanie Lopez.
Lopez said Thursday that her supervisors previously had suspended her for two weeks over the case.
LEA Director Jack Jones had recommended Lopez receive a cautionary letter after an informal hearing in March. Lopez’s attorney, Frederick Mowrer, asked the board to accept Jones’ recommendation.