Deming is listed among the 78% of law enforcement agencies in the state that reportedly have not complied with regulations established by state law to prevent racial profiling, according to a report released Thursday.
The report, published by the NAACP of New Mexico and immigrant advocacy group Somos Un Pueblo Unido, revealed that the majority of New Mexico’s departments are not complying with the basic requirements established by the law approved in 2009.
Those requirements make police departments update their rules, publish them and have them available to the public.
Also, departments must keep forms available so people can file complaints if they feel they’ve been the victims of racial
But Carillo said not only has the Deming Police Department had a policy against racial profiling for some time… but that policy was recently updated with the department’s efforts to become accredited by the New Mexico Municipal League.
Carillo said he submitted information and forms on the departments’ process for dealing with complaints about officers in April to the two groups… and told the representative that the Deming department was in the process of revising its policy against racial profiling and he would submit that once completed.
Carillo submitted the completed revised policy by fax on June 6th… and said the grade of “F” is unfair.