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Justice Department orders reforms, monitor for Albuquerque police
Justice Department orders reforms, monitor for Albuquerque police

Under a settlement agreement announced Friday by the Justice Department, federal officials will appoint an independent monitor to oversee the Albuquerque Police Department as it implements sweeping reforms to change how its officers use force. The consent decree lays out nine measures that are aimed at ensuring “constitutional and effective policing, promote officer and public safety, and foster greater trust among officers and the communities they serve.” The main points call for disbanding a problematic tactical investigative unit that became something of an unofficial SWAT team, revision of when and how force should be used and implementation of a civilian police oversight...

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