Cop Fired & Charged After Arresting Disabled Man

Obtained body camera footage from a 2022 incident involving an Albuquerque Police officer who was fired and charged criminally for his role in an arrest of a disable man. 

New Mexico’s Attorney General filed criminal charges against former Albuquerque Police Department officer Kenneth Skeens. 

The Attorney General alleges Skeens unlawfully arrested a customer in an Albuquerque Target. “Today my office filed charges against former APD Officer Kenneth Skeens for his role in the unlawful arrest of a customer with disabilities who was struggling to complete his purchase at a Target located in Albuquerque in August of 2022. 

Rather than acting as a professional public servant and a guardian of vulnerable members of this community, Mr. Skeens engaged in abusive and unlawful behavior that undermined public safety and violated his oath as a peace officer in the State of New Mexico,” Attorney General Raúl Torrez said in a press release.



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