Regional
12:25 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Report: New ABQ Police Cruisers Sicken Officers

New cruisers with the Albuquerque Police Department are being blamed for making a handful of officers sick.

KOAT-TV reports that until the department can determine the cause of the illness, officials are asking officers to change some habits like not leaving vehicle idle for long periods of time.

Deputy Chief Allen Banks says since June less than five officers using the new cruisers have come forward about headaches and nausea after being in their cruisers.

The department has tested the cars for an array of things, including carbon monoxide.

Chrysler says it's working with Albuquerque police to pinpoint the problem.

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Information from: KOAT-TV, http://www.thenewmexicochannel.com/index.html

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