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Tag: Albuquerque police

Troublesome Picture Emerges of Police Brutality Within Albuquerque Police Department

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Criticizing the Albuquerque Police Department for a well-documented history of police brutality and unjustified deadly force, the U.S. Justice Department painted a disturbing picture of the department.

CNN reports that the report details police officers killing an unarmed drug store robber, a 19-year-old who was “motionless on his back” and a 25-year-old veteran who was threatening to commit suicide.

Click here for the full report.

City officials didn’t immediately respond to the findings.

The report could result in long-term oversight of the department.

Former ICE Official to Train Albuquerque Police

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

 A former official for Immigration Customs Enforcement was hired to train the Albuquerque Police Department to rely more on cooperation and less on force, the Albuquerque Journal reports.

Joe Wolf, 56, who oversaw training for ICE, will serve as the new training director for the Albuquerque Police Department agency.

The idea, Wolf said, is to improve interactions between police and the public.

“This is not an occupying army,” Wolf told the Albuquerque Journal. “There’s a disconnect with the military model of law enforcement training. We’re trying to create individual thinkers, not group movement … That’s a tall order.”