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New Mexico governor seeks FBI reinforcements amid crime

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Democratic governor of New Mexico is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to assign more FBI agents to the state in response to violent crime. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Wednesday in a statement that she wants to replicate the success of a recent surge in FBI resources and agents in Buffalo, New York. The Sept. 15 letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland describes a recent spate of homicides in Albuquerque and says “additional federal agents are needed to alleviate the current strain on New Mexico’s law enforcement offices.” Lujan Grisham sent a similar request to FBI Director Christopher Wray in June.