BISBEE OBSERVER HEADLINES 09-24-2020

County Attorney releases findings regarding ACO Vista Park incident

Laura Swan

The Bisbee Observer

Cochise County Attorney Brian McIntyre has reviewed the internal investigation conducted by the Bisbee police department and has concluded no criminal activity took place in the case that involved the former Bisbee animal control officer, Bisbee police officers and a videographer.

McIntyre issued a letter to Bisbee Police Chief Albert Echave on September 17 with his findings regarding the case involving the actions that unfolded on June 10 at Vista Park that involved the former Bisbee Animal Control Officer Delores Luberto, a videographer and three Bisbee police officers, stating he is unable to conclude probable cause that any offenses occurred that day and that each party’s actions were based on perception.

In the letter to Chief Echave, McIntyre said, “Thank you for providing the above referenced matter for review. I am unable to conclude there is probable cause for any offense…..read full story (online subscribers only)

Council dissolves animal ordinance Ad Hoc committee

Laura Swan

The Bisbee Observer

The Bisbee City Council voted 4 to 3 to dissolve the Animal ordinance Ad Hoc committee after Bisbee Mayor David Smith said the group had come to an impasse and nothing was being accomplished.

Smith said during the Bisbee City Council meeting on September 15 that he requested the item to dissolve the committee be placed on the agenda since the Friends of the Bisbee Animal Shelter committee members had resigned and another committee member stated the group needed to be dissolved.

The group which was comprised of council liaison Joni Giacomino, three residents and two members of the Friends of the Bisbee Animal Shelter was …read full story (online subscribers only)


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