People march in support of fired NMSP officer

Updated: 12/08/2013 6:23 PM | Created: 12/08/2013 6:09 PM
By: Jeffery Gordon,

A fired New Mexico State Police officer is getting support from some people in Taos.

Elias Montoya was fired for shooting at a minivan that was occupied by a mother and her children during a traffic stop.

Montoya’s supporters marched from Taos Plaza to the State Police Office in Taos on Sunday.

On Saturday, Governor Susana Martinez backed up the State Police chief’s decision to fire Montoya.

Martinez says the three shots Montoya fired at the minivan were too risky.

However, not everyone agrees that the fired officer should have lost his job.

A Facebook page is calling for Montoya to get his job back and a support rally has been planned for next Thursday in Taos. 

Photo: Jani Davis

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