New Mexico police officer in van shooting is fired
Three New Mexico State Police officers react as a minivan driven by motorist Oriana Farrell pulls away from a chaotic traffic stop that included one officer bashing the vans window with his night stick and another, Elias Montoya, at left, firing three shots as the van drives off, in this video made Oct. 28, from the dashboard camera of the police cruiser. Montoya, the officer who fired at the van full of children, has been suspended. (AP Photo/New Mexico State Police)
Posted: Friday, December 6, 2013 11:45 pm
Updated: 2:15 pm, Sat Dec 7, 2013.
An officer who shot at a minivan full of children following a traffic stop near Taos has been fired, a New Mexico State Police spokesman said Friday.
“I have confirmed with Chief [Pete] Kassetas that, as a result of the investigation, Officer [Elias] Montoya is no longer employed with the agency,” spokesman Tony Lynn said.
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Friday, December 6, 2013 11:45 pm.
Updated: 2:15 pm.