Troubled New Mexico city finally gets police chief, attorney

September 17, 2018

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico city plagued by lawsuits from former workers and infighting finally has hired a police chief and city attorney.

The Las Vegas Optic reports the city council of Las Vegas, New Mexico, recently voted to confirm Jerry Delgado as police chief and Esther Garduno Montoya as city attorney.

Mayor Tonita Gurule-Giron announced last week she was appointing both.

Both positions have not had permanent appointees on duty since December.

The hiring delays came as Gurule-Giron clashed with city councilors over hires.

Three former city workers, including former city attorney Dave Romero, are suing Las Vegas over their terminations.


Information from: Las Vegas Optic, http://www.lasvegasoptic.com

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