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AG suing Lea Sheriff over not enforcing COVID health orders

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Below is the link to the petition document filed in the N.M. Supreme Court from the N.M. Attorney General. For the full story, see Thursday’s News-Sun.

The AG is taking the Lea County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Corey Helton to court to force the department to enforce the governor’s health orders concerning COVID-19. The filing points out sheriff deputies posted pictures of themselves eating indoor at local restaurants, in direct violation of the health orders on July 13.

Here is the link: 2020-07-29 Hobbs Emergency Verified Petition for Writ of Mandamus

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