Regional
9:50 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Dispute Over King's Role On Law Enforcement Board

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state Law Enforcement Academy board has delayed a decision to terminate Attorney General Gary King's role as its legal adviser.

The board was set to consider ending King's role as legal counsel, prosecutor in officer disciplinary hearings, counsel to administrative hearing officers and district court appeals of its decision.

Board member Nate Korn proposed the move. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/HTHsMm) he pulled it from the agenda Tuesday.

The proposed elimination of King's role has been contentious because he heads the board as chairman. The board certifies law enforcement officers.

Korn has been a leading board critic of King's office, blaming the office for a big backlog of officer disciplinary cases. King says turnover in the academy director's office is largely to blame for the delays.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.