ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Two Albuquerque city councilors want to expand a new group tasked with improving the commission that polices the police.
The Police Oversight Commission looks at citizen complaints against police officers, but some say it has no teeth.
So city councilors approved a plan and seated an 11-member task force made up of community members, retired cops and representatives of nonprofit groups to try and fix the problems.
On Friday Councilors Brad Winter and Rey Garduño said they plan on introducing legislation next month to add four more members to make the task force more diverse.
Santa Fe police are working on a new way to put a stop to busy burglars. Instead of throwing them in jail they want to put them rehab.
A winter storm warning has been issued for Albuquerque and surrounding areas through 11 p.m. Thursday.
Tempers flared Wednesday night at the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education meeting as the firestorm over teacher evaluations and student testing continues.
An Albuquerque man says an emergency vet clinic turned away his dying dog because he didn't have enough cash in his pocket to pay to save him. The dog later died.
Closing arguments wrapped up Wednesday in the final sentencing phase of John McCluskey's federal murder trial. The same jury that convicted him of killing an Oklahoma couple, must now decide whether McCluskey should face the death penalty.
Today’s top weather and news stories with Elizabeth Alvarez, Matt Mauro and meteorologist Kristen Van Dyke.
* Snow Storm
* Road Conditions
* N.E. Heights Winter Storm
*Weather in the West
* Sheriff Houston
* Toys for Tots
* Winter Weather Coverage
* Board of Education Meeting
* DWI Laws
* Anthony Stanford Sexual Harassment