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1 HOUR AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Albuquerque police not taking extra safety steps

Albuquerque police spokesman Tanner Tixier said Monday that the agency is not employing any specific precautions like mandating two officers to a car or removing civilian personnel from daily duties. Albuquerque officials recently signed an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department to overhaul the agency amid allegations of excessive force.

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DEC 20, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Police union challenges reform deal with feds

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The union representing Albuquerque police officers is challenging a settlement between the city and the U.S. Justice Department to overhaul police procedures, saying the deal undermines their own agreement. Union attorney Frederick Mowrer says in court documents filed Thursday that issues such as how officers will be disciplined for misconduct are in conflict with a collective ...

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DEC 15, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Albuquerque policeman's gun goes off, accidentally hits bystander

By Joseph Kolb ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Reuters) - An Albuquerque police officer accidentally shot an innocent bystander when his weapon discharged as he climbed through a window during a burglary investigation, authorities said on Monday. The incident follows a federal investigation that concluded the police department in New Mexico's biggest city used excessive, even deadly, force against passive civilians. The officer ...

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DEC 10, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Albuquerque police, DOJ hold 'frank' meetings

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police and U.S. Justice Department officials have held a series of private but contentious briefings following a signed agreement on reforms. [...] some officers expressed anger on how the Justice Department investigated Albuquerque police and pressed federal officials on why they only focused on certain excessive force cases.

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DEC 09, 2014 - The Week

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The Albuquerque Police Department is the most violent in the country

Despite a population of less than 600,000, Albuquerque, New Mexico nonetheless has a rate of police-involved shootings that is twice that of Chicago and eight times that of New York City. In the last four years alone, Albuquerque police have killed 27 people and shot another 40 who survived with injuries."There's no accountability here. There's no justice. There's no respect. ...

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