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Video: Albuquerque Police Revise Use-of-Force Training Under Federal Guidance

May 10, 2016  | 

VIDEO: Albuquerque Police Revise Use-of-Force Training Under Federal Guidance

The Albuquerque Police Department is now in a middle of a paradigm shift affecting how officers do their job to protect the community and when they use force. Millions of dollars are being spent to reform the department and change what the Department of Justice called a “culture of aggression,” that lead to numerous rough arrests, dozens of officer-involved shootings and several costly civil lawsuits.

Now months into a multi-year federal monitoring period, APD is close to completing its requirement to give new “use of force” training to its entire staff of sworn police officers.

KRQE News 13 recently got an inside look at much of the new instruction and training that officers are learning. Through hours of classroom time and hands-on training, APD hopes its officers will prove to the community that they’ve begun the process of systemic change.

Since APD signed on to the settlement agreement with the Department of Justice, outlining how the police department would change its ways, APD has be creating both training revisions and changes to outlined policy, or standard operating procedure (SOP.)

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Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 5/10/2016 1:25 PM

The headline should read; "Albuquerque Police discard use-of-force policy because of the Federal Government". After the DOJ gets done every APD Officer will be afraid to use force because if they do they'll likely be charged.

OK then @ 5/10/2016 4:26 PM

Revising Use of Force guidelines is all the rage these days.

kevcopAz @ 5/10/2016 5:28 PM

having the Feds tell "real" cops how and when to use force is ironic since those clowns almost never arrest anyone and certainly have multiple backups and "plan " every move before they arrest. The Feds rarely arrest anyone on PC and on site, they are punks in suits for the most part and have zero idea (most) what it is really like to be a street cop and work under street conditions. Bunch of arm chair idiots. Bye the way what the hell is the definition of a "rough arrest" according to the feds? Is it we didn't ask permission from a US attorney and use polite language and touch the suspect in a rude manner or what? Clowns!

132&Bush @ 5/10/2016 6:53 PM

Good news APD is hiring. They are way undermanned and are having trouble recruiting. mmmmmmmm....I wonder if it has something to do with new policy.

plato's playdough @ 5/13/2016 12:22 AM

Please view_

First line of text= An Albuquerque man attacked a Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office police dog Monday, repeatedly stabbing the dog in the back before knocking him out with a baseball bat, according to authorities.

So in the same city that Feds want local PD to nelly down, the Albuquerque natives can go buck wild on PD. Here is the magic line, as follows in the report.

The suspect, 22-year-old Oscar M. Valadez, was eventually arrested and now faces a slew of felony charges, including extreme animal cruelty.

Somebody need to tell the Fed reps to suck it.

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