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May 17, 2023

Federal Monitor Issues 17th Report, APD in 92% Operational Compliance

The Federal Monitor has issued his 17th report and APD is in 92% operational compliance. He states in the report that “The project with EFIT has been very successful, influencing the quality and timeliness of use of force investigations at APD”.
April 14, 2023

Justice Department Announces Major Milestones Achieved in Policing Reform Efforts for the City of Albuquerque and Albuquerque Police Department

The Justice Department announced today that it has joined with the City of Albuquerque in filing a motion seeking changes to the requirements of the consent decree regarding the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) after achieving compliance with a vast majority of the consent decree.
March 2, 2023

External Force Investigation Team (EFIT) Issues Sixth Quarterly Report

ABQ superintendent hails results as a 'success' in CASA compliance. Out of the nearly 300 times when Albuquerque Police Department officers used force in the latter part of 2022, they were found to have followed policies 95% of the time.
February 6, 2023

Albuquerque Internal Affairs Force Division trained by EFIT

The Albuquerque Internal Affairs Force Division is split with 18 civilians and 19 sworn staff — which a spokeswoman said ensures both perspectives are represented. They are being trained by the External Force Investigation Team out of Florida, an effort that has won praise from the DOJ and the Independent Monitor.
January 9, 2023

The United States District Court for the District of New Mexico Recently Released the Transcript of Status Conference

Mr. Darryl Neier, Managing Member of DLG Consulting and Advisory Services, stated that as the EFIT Administrator, he was honored to have participated and testified at the Status Conference held before The Honorable James O. Browing, United States District Judge for the District of New Mexico on December 6, 2022 (Doc. 973).
December 30, 2022

Over One Year, Albuquerque Police Have Cut Out-of-Policy Force Use In Half

The latest report from the external team helping the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) review instances of police use of force shows that APD has made a “dramatic reduction” in the percent of forceful interactions that are “out of policy.” In July 2021 almost 10 out of every 100 forceful interactions were out of policy. But by the end of September 2022, that was down to five out of every 100, the report shows.
December 9, 2022

Rise in Police Shootings Worries APD Reformers

Although the Albuquerque Police Department continues to make significant gains in the court-ordered reform effort, there have been more shootings by officers this year than during any other – including the years when a Department of Justice investigation found that APD had a pattern and practice of excessive force.
November 29, 2022

External Force Investigation Team (“EFIT”): Fifth Quarterly Report

EFIT just filed their 5th Quarterly Report with the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico (Doc. 960).
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