US Supreme Court Justices Take Up New Mexico Driver’s Excessive Force Case

he U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to hear the case of an Albuquerque woman shot by two New Mexico State Police officers who say they opened fired because she was driving directly toward them at high speed.

Roxanne Torres disputes that account, claiming she drove off because she thought she was being carjacked.

On July 15, 2014, New Mexico State Police officers Janice Madrid and Richard Williamson went to an apartment complex in Albuquerque to arrest another woman, who was suspected of having been involved in drug trafficking, murder and other crimes.