UNM law professor weighs in on mayor’s claims about homelessness

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller claims his hands are tied. He said there is only so much he can do to address homelessness and the crime that often comes with it.

At the Albuquerque City Council’s meeting Wednesday night, a city attorney explained the federal pressures the city is operating under and cited three federal cases that place limitations on the city.

KOB 4 took the federal cases to a UNM law professor Joshua Kastenberg and asked, how much power does the city – and APD – really have when it comes to enforcing the law?

Click on the video above for the full interview.