ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales says his department has launched an internal investigation after one of his deputies pulled a gun on a motorcyclist who was part of a large group that was reportedly driving recklessly through Albuquerque.
The sheriff told reporters during a news conference Monday he wants to see more video footage of Saturday’s incident and gather more information from the deputy as well as the motorcyclists involved. No shots were fired or injuries reported.
The sheriff noted that department procedures allow for deputies to draw their weapons with no intention of using them to end a high-risk situation or take a person into custody.
Authorities say the pack of motorcyclists numbered about 50 and at times was blocking traffic and riding dangerously. Dozens of other motorists called 911 to report the group.