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Saturday, January 29, 2011

[NM] Sheriff's Sgt. Chris LaBate arrested after allegedly using (tactical) wristlock on girlfriend

DEPUTY CHARGED IN DOMESTIC DISPUTE
Valencia County News Bulletin
Curt Gustafson
28 January 2011
[Excerpts] A Valencia County Sheriff's sergeant has been arrested on a charge of battery against a household member for allegedly placing a wrist lock on his girlfriend and injuring her during an argument. Christopher LaBate, 44, has been placed on paid administrative leave, pending an internal affairs investigation, said Valencia County Sheriff Louis Burkhard... Officers responded to LaBate's residence on the 40 block of Monica Road in Peralta in regard to a domestic disturbance, They encountered LaBate in the front yard, and he appeared to be intoxicated... LaBate, whose left cheek showed redness and swelling, told officers that he and his girlfriend, [BG], 44, had been in a fight when she struck him in the face twice. He then placed her in a wrist lock to prevent her from throwing any more punches, the report said. The officers found [BG] inside the house... When LeBate asked her to go to Home Depot with him, she declined, the report said. She said he then placed her in a wrist lock and attempted to pull her off a bed where she had been sleeping... She told officers she then struck him in the face twice to get him to stop, the report said. Officers observed that she had some redness and a scratch on her wrist. LeBate was booked into Valencia County Detention Center and then released on his own recognizance. [Full article here]

30-PLUS COMPETE FOR LLPD CHIEF JOB
Valencia County News Bulletin
Melissa Hubbell
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Los Lunas Less than a month after the former Los Lunas Police Chief's retirement, the newly vacant position has drawn than 30 applicants hoping for the job... The applicants for Los Lunas Police Chief are: ...Christopher R. LaBate of Peralta, with 20-plus years law enforcement experience. He's been with the Valencia County Sheriff's Department since 2007... [Full article here]
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