Albuquerque police chief calls on AG Balderas to look into teen's death in fire
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque police chief is calling on the state’s attorney general to review a teenage boy’s death in a house fire, which broke out after authorities tried to arrest a man inside.
Albuquerque police announced Tuesday that Chief Harold Medina has asked Attorney General Hector Balderas to lead a probe of the incident. The death of 15-year-old Brett Rosenau has elicited an outcry from the community.
Authorities last week were in a house standoff with a man wanted for a probation violation. A blaze broke out after they threw tear gas canisters and shot chemical munitions. Arson investigators believe the boy died of smoke inhalation. Determining the cause may take two weeks.