I'd say its yet another black-eye for the city of Socorro but they are out of eyes by now. ANOTHER member of the Socorro PD was taken in to custody today.
There is going to be a fundamental lack of confidence in all of city government (there already is to a great extent) if the city doesn't do something to earn the trust of the people they govern.
They have a huge public relations problem over there and the Socorro PR guy has more than earned his pay. But he's not a miracle worker.
The posture and mind-set of the leadership in Socorro needs to change. It needs to change radically and quickly. Very much like EPISD. Quick and decisive action is what the public wants to see in both cases.
The difference is EPISD is at least on the road to recovery. Socorro...not so much.