Sheriff’s office investigating inmate assaults

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two inmate-on-inmate beatings within hours of each other Wednesday at the jail. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said deputies were called to the facility at 3:30 p.m. then again just before 6 p.m. The first incident involved the beating of a male inmate by another in the booking […]

ENMU representatives hold safety workshops

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University police officers, counselors and self-defense experts have spent the last week trying to help students stay alert, safe and aware of their surroundings. ENMU representatives held personal safety workshops on the heels of a couple of recent alleged sexual assault incidents involving two ENMU female students, […]

Military helping sexual assault victims

By Tom Philpott, Military Update Sexual assault victims in the military have had only one avenue inside their command — a visit to the chaplain — to report an attack and receive counseling, and still have the incident remain confidential. That weakness and others, involving lack of victim protection and inadequate command response, are targets […]

Air Force addresses sexual assault claims

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Sexual assaults at U.S. Air Force bases are more widespread than officials first believed, and addressing the problem will require major institutional changes, according to an Air Force report released this week. Air Force teams investigated 85 installations in the United States and overseas and found that many women […]