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Mon December 2, 2013
Police Shootings Renew Call For Reform
A rash of police shootings across New Mexico has prompted renewed calls for reform of law enforcement procedures.
Albuquerque police on Sunday shot and critically injured a man after a domestic call — the fourth shooting involving police in the state's largest city in just over a month. Albuquerque police are already under federal investigation for shootings and excessive force claims.
The shooting comes on the heels of four shootings in a similar time period by state police officers, including an officer firing at a minivan full of children.
Jewel Hall, president of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Center Board in Albuquerque, says the past four weeks have been like a Wild West movie. She blames training and police culture for the shootings.
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