Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Deputy On Job Despite Charges.(Journal North)

Byline: Jeremy Pawloski Journal Staff Writer

Sheriff Wanted To Fire Officer

Although recommended for firing by Santa Fe County Sheriff Greg Solano earlier this month, Cpl. Martin Rivera was at work Thursday, in uniform, at the Santa Fe courthouse.

Solano recommended Rivera lose his job for "conduct unbecoming" a law officer following Rivera's March 28 arrest on a domestic violence charge.

Rivera, a sheriff's employee 15 years, faces a charge of battery against a household member, an ex-girlfriend. According to court records, Rivera pushed the ex-girlfriend into a door frame, and pushed other employees at his ex-girlfriend's place of employment. …

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