Albuquerque Police Chief Changes Eyed Amid Reforms

May 5, 2014


Just two days after another police shooting, Albuquerque city councils are scheduled to debate dueling proposals on how the future police chiefs are selected.

The city council is set to discuss Monday a resolution calling for councilors to approve Albuquerque's top officer and another one requiring voters to elect a police chief.

The move comes after the U.S. Justice Department released a scathing report on Albuquerque police over its use of force. Albuquerque police have shot nearly 40 people since 2010.

Police say an Albuquerque officer shot a suspect Saturday during a long SWAT standoff as the man came out of a house "actively shooting."

Authorities say 50-year-old Armand Martin fired two handguns before he was shot. He died at the scene.

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