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Governors, heads of state and city leaders set priorities in the fight against crime

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – Ahead of the New Mexico 2022 legislature in Santa Fe, the governor, state lawmakers, and Albuquerque city leaders announced a handful of crime-fighting proposals that increase the salaries of state police officers, including the penalties for guns and others could increase violent crime and add new rules to what judges consider before releasing criminals from prison before trial. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the package of proposals at a news conference in Albuquerque Thursday morning.

The governor says the legislative package has four main focuses, including proposed changes to the rules on pre-trial detention, tougher sentences for second degree murder, increased penalties for crimes involving the use of a weapon, and a $ 100 million fund for that Public security resources. The governor is also proposing a 19% pay increase for New Mexico state police officers.

This is a developing news story. KRQE News 13 will update this story with more information shortly.

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