Albuquerque officials eye changes to police review

January 28, 2013 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two members of the Albuquerque City Council say they want the city to consider changing how it oversees the Police [auth] Department.

Councilors Dan Lewis and Don Harris are proposing a study to consider ways to revamp the existing system under which a commission and an office handle citizens’ complaints against police officers.

The Albuquerque Journal ( reports that activists and relatives of people shot by police question the effectiveness of the Police Oversight Commission.

The department is currently the subject of a federal civil rights investigation.

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