Judge sides with newspaper in records dispute with Rio Rancho

Sep. 26—A state district judge has ruled against the city of Rio Rancho and in favor of The Santa Fe New Mexican and the New Mexico Foundation for ...

September 26, 2022
5:50 PM

Sep. 26—A state district judge has ruled against the city of Rio Rancho and in favor of The Santa Fe New Mexican and the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government in a legal dispute over public records, saying reasons the city gave for withholding records pertaining to the December shooting death of a Santa Fe police officer's child were invalid. The records at the center of the case involved the December death of the 2-year-old son of Santa Fe Police Department officer Jonathan Harmon. An investigation revealed 2-year-old Lincoln Harmon had been struck by a bullet that came from his father's gun, which discharged while being wielded by the child's 4-year-old brother.

Phaedra Haywood