- Associated Press - Saturday, February 27, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The former president of Albuquerque’s police union wants a felony child abuse charge against her thrown out.

An attorney for Stephanie Lopez tells KRQE-TV (https://bit.ly/1pfH8Oq) he has filed a motion to have all charges dismissed.

Attorney Sam Bregman says the state failed to prosecute their case within a 60-day window.

Lopez was arrested in December on charges of child abuse and bribery or intimidation of a witness.

A criminal complaint filed by a Bernalillo County Sheriff’s detective says Lopez repeatedly struck a teenage relative during a dispute over a utility shut-off warning.

Lopez resigned as union president shortly after.

She remains on paid administrative leave from the police department.

The District Attorney’s Office did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

The sheriff’s detective says there are still plans to prosecute.

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Information from: KRQE-TV, https://www.krqe.com


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