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Thu Apr 3, 2014, 12:03 AM

Albuquerque mayor asks Justice Department to help with police

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Days after violent protests led officers to launch tear gas at hundreds of unruly demonstrators, Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry on Wednesday requested the Justice Department to step in and help the city overhaul its troubled police force.

The Republican mayor asked the DOJ in a letter “to expedite and complete” its current review of Albuquerque police and work with the city to develop a new monitoring proposal.

He said “such a plan will help bring about any necessary system improvements and accountability measures.”

Berry defended recent reforms, including a requirement that all officers wear lapel cameras, strict new hiring guidelines and mandatory reviews for all officer shootings. But he called the fatal police shooting of 38-year-old James Boyd in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains “a game changer.”

More at http://www.dallasnews.com/news/local-news/20140402-albuquerque-mayor-asks-justice-department-to-help-with-police.ece .

There are several other threads in the New Mexico Group related to the shooting of Boyd, Occupy Albuquerque and the protest on this past Sunday.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Apr 3, 2014, 02:48 AM

1. They need strict controls on military weapons

that keep them locked up until a situation is already out of control.

Boyd was surrendering peacefully until some jackass lobbed a flash-bang grenade at him.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Apr 5, 2014, 05:48 PM

2. Is there a public information link to the previous jobs held by the APD; such as a resume that is a

public document?

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Response to DhhD (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 5, 2014, 05:51 PM

3. How about past and present job performance reviews?

Why is the City waiting? Afraid of its own?

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