NM Guv Apologizes For Berating Cops Responding To Noise Complaint At Her Party

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December 19, 2015 11:27 a.m.

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez apologized Friday for the way she addressed a noise complaint related to her holiday party, according to TV station KRQE’s report.

Martinez repeatedly demanded the hotel staff, where her party took place, tell her who placed the initial complaint. She also asked the 911 dispatcher and police once they arrived on scene, according to the report.

The Republican governor held a party for the office staff last week. But while the main party was happening in the ballroom of the facility, the noise complaint was concerning her hotel room, according to the report.

The person who filed the complaint said someone in the room was throwing bottles from the balcony. In the audio files, you can hear Martinez aggressively asking for information on the person who placed the noise complaint.

Once police arrived on scene, Martinez told them they were “eating pizza and drinking cokes, and whoever was throwing bottles is not there, hasn’t been there for like six hours.”

On Friday, Martinez told the TV station it wasn’t appropriate.

“I apologize to the people of New Mexico, that was not appropriate,” she reportedly said.

Listen to audio of the call:

Read the full report.

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