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Posted by Carolyn "Cammie" M. Nichols | Jul 28, 2020

Investigative journalist Jeff Proctor reached out to Cammie Nichols to discuss the use of force by security guards to gain an understanding of whether they have any of the same privileges as law enforcement.  The answer is in the following article:

Investigators from two different law enforcement agencies continue to probe the events that led up to a Santa Fe Police officer shooting a 33-year-old man outside the Big R ranch and farm store last month—as well as the shooting itself.

Officer Brandon Deets shot Joseph Galassini twice on June 7, leaving the man unconscious and, later, intubated in a hospital bed, according to police records obtained by SFR.

Galassini survived and, after five days at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, he was booked into the Santa Fe County jail, where he is being held without bond until trial.

Last week, he pleaded not guilty to the list of charges he's facing: shoplifting and multiple counts each of assault, aggravated battery, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer with a deadly weapon.

For more on this story, read this SF Reporter article.

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Carolyn "Cammie" M. Nichols

Partner - Albuquerque Office