Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Councilors Lean Toward Second Booking Center.(Metropolitan)

Byline: Olivier Uyttebrouck Journal Staff Writer

Albuquerque councilors set the stage Monday for a face-off with Bernalillo County officials over the county's plan to operate a single booking facility at the planned new jail.

Some councilors contend the West Mesa site for the jail, located 16 miles west of Downtown, would require police officers to spend hours shuttling criminal suspects.

County officials counter that a single booking facility at the new jail would operate more effectively.

The council's finance committee voted 5-0 Monday to recommend that City Council pass a bill that directs jail officials to suggest sites for a second booking facility. …

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