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3:10 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Feds Schedule Public Meetings On Albuquerque Police Reform

   The U.S. Justice Department has scheduled a series of public meetings to gather comments on possible reforms for the Albuquerque Police Department over its use of force.

The federal agency recently issued a scathing report on what it called excessive force and a culture of abuse and aggression at the Albuquerque Police Department.

The agency also criticized the city's oversight system and limited powers in investigating cases of questionable police conduct.

Albuquerque officers have shot at 38 people since 2010, killing 24, including a woman who was suspected of auto theft earlier this week.

The public meetings will be hosted at community centers in various parts of the city. The first will be Monday evening at Alamosa Community Center in southwest Albuquerque.

Meetings are also scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday.

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