Head of Albuquerque Police Union Arrested for Child Abuse, Bribery
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The leader of the police union in New Mexico's largest city is facing child abuse and bribery charges after authorities say she repeatedly beat her teenage daughter.
Authorities say Albuquerque Police Officers Association President Stephanie Lopez was arrested Thursday following allegations she hit her daughter in the face and head.
The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department says the 40-year-old Lopez was booked into jail, where she was ordered held on a $5,000 bond.
A complaint says the daughter complained to school officials, who contacted authorities.
The department says the arrest came after the Albuquerque police asked the sheriff's office on Wednesday to investigate the allegations. It also comes as an independent monitor is overseeing reforms to Albuquerque police.
Lopez did not immediately return a phone message from The Associated Press.
It's unclear if she had an attorney.