City of Albuquerque works with DOJ to tame tensions with police

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque’s mayor told a judge Tuesday that the Albuquerque Police Department is making great progress in its effort to reform.

A few years ago, the Department of Justice reprimanded APD for being reckless with its use of force. Tuesday morning, Mayor Keller went before Federal Judge James Browing saying the city and its police force are back on track.

“We have to make sure we implement the use-of-force policy now we all agree on it, we’ve got to train everyone on it. That’s going to take almost a year, and so we are working on how we get that training down physically, like with space in the academy while also training more officers,” said Keller.

The mayor says they’ve invested $24 million in reform efforts.

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