First Judicial District Attorney Angela “Spence” Pacheco has officially sent the Greg Solano case out of the district.
It was an obvious decision as Pacheco has been in charge of a ton of cases involving the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department. There would simply be too much conflict of interest there.
Here is what Spence said on the matter:
As First Judicial District Attorney, our office has worked closely with former sheriff Greg Solano over the past two years. To avoid an appearance of impropriety, and to ensure the public’s trust in the prosecutorial process, I am conflicting the Greg Solano matter to Matt Chandler, Ninth Judicial District Attorney, effective immediately.
Chandler, as many may know, is the Republican who just ran, unsuccessfully, against Gary King for N.M. Attorney General.