Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office feeling the effects of COVID cases
KFOX is reporting the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s office is having to reorder priorities due to a surge of COVID-19 cases within the criminal investigations division. As of Monday, six detectives and two support staff are out with COVID cases. The sheriff’s office is prioritizing primarily felony level cases at this time. Other cases, such as property crimes, are still being investigated, but will take longer. Deputies on patrol have not been affected, and Sheriff Kim Stewart believes that to be due to patrol has not been meeting in the station for several weeks. Since November 1, there have been about 22 cases of COVID-19 reported from the sheriff’s office support and criminal investigations division. The Las Cruces Police Department has not been affected by COVID-19 and are operating as normal, according to Mandy Guss, the communications director for the city of Las Cruces.
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