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Records: Most Santa Fe DWI checkpoints staged in poor areas

Records: Most Santa Fe DWI checkpoints staged in poor areas

The Associated Press
September 24, 2018 01:24 PM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Documents show most of the drunken driving checkpoints conducted by Santa Fe police since 2016 have been staged in the poorer parts of the city.

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The Santa Fe New Mexican reports documents obtained under a public records request found that 22 of the 27 DWI checkpoints conducted by the Santa Fe Police Department were dispatched in the in the south and southwest areas.

That's an area of the city where poorer residents and Mexican immigrants live as opposed to the more affluent areas of the city.

Documents show another eight checkpoints were planned in those poorer areas but canceled because the department didn't have enough officers to meet minimum staffing requirements.

Police Capt. Marvin Paulk says the department isn't discriminating but that the data tells police the poorer areas are where the checkpoints should be staged.

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