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Due Diligence and Internal Control Analysis
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).
November 28, 2022

APD is Making Progress on Reforms

For the second reporting period in a row the Albuquerque Police Department continued to make substantial progress in its federally-mandated reform effort. After a couple of years of backsliding and turmoil, the department is once again in the highest level of compliance with the Court Approved Settlement Agreement (called the CASA). In May, after the monitor’s 15th report, city officials said for the first time that they have set a goal to be in full compliance by spring 2024.
August 26, 2022

Report: Albuquerque Police Show Progress In Investigating Uses Of Force

Now in its second year of work with the city, EFIT has provided four reports since November 2021. Their latest fourth quarterly report covers a timeframe from April 22, 2022, to August 5, 2022. It suggests that APD’s use of force investigations are improving in terms of following the rules.
August 5, 2022

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

The EFIT Executive Team is pleased to report that, pursuant to the established protocols to begin to transition IAFD Detective/Investigators to conduct interviews without EFIT’s direct supervision, 11 IAFD personnel are progressing through the Phases of the system that will ultimately lead to an IAFD Detective/Investigators conducting UOF investigations without direct supervision of EFIT.
July 27, 2022

Officials Say There’s An ‘End In Sight’ For APD Reforms

At a news conference on Wednesday, Chief Administrative Officer Lawrence Rael said,“We are now beginning to see that the morale in this department is starting to lift,” he said. “That the work that the department has done from every level of the department – from the chief’s office to the rank-and-file officer in the field – that the reform is taking place and taking hold. That’s really important. It’s good for Albuquerque and our community. But it’s especially important for this department to continue to move forward.”
May 16, 2022

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

Pursuant to the relevant documents, EFIT is on call 24/7 and must respond to all call outs within one hour of notification. All Use of Force (“UOF”) investigations must be completed within 60 days with an additional 30-day supervisory review period for a total of 90 days from start to finish.
February 18, 2022

External Force Investigation Team (“EFIT”) Continues Working with Albuquerque, NM Police: Files Second Quarterly Report

The External Force Investigation Team (“EFIT”) continues working with Albuquerque, NM Police and files the Second Quarterly Report with the United States District Court, District of New Mexico (“District Court”).
February 9, 2022

City Proposes to Expand External Force Investigation Team

ALBUQUERQUE – APD is preparing to address a backlog of use-of-force investigations by expanding the mission of a temporary, independent team that has shown success since the program was created last year.
November 12, 2021

External Force Investigation Team Files First Quarterly Report

Darryl S. Neier, who was appointed as the External Force Investigation Team Administrator in Albuquerque, NM on May 2, 2021, named New Jersey Attorney William L. Hurlock, Esq. as his Deputy Administrator ( and Darriell Bone as Lead Supervisor. Together they lead a team of 15 EFIT Investigators conducting joint investigations with The Albuquerque Police Department (“APD”) Internal Affairs Force Division (“IAFD”).
February 27, 2021

Outside Investigators Approved To Help Albuquerque Police

A federal judge has approved an order proposing the creation of an outside team to assist the Albuquerque Police Department with investigations into officer-related use of force cases. U.S. District Judge James Browning signed off on the order after a federal court hearing Friday, and said he will issue a written opinion on the matter in April in response to comments he made in court, the Albuquerque Journal reported.
February 1, 2021

San Fernando Valley Local Elder Abuse Prevention Enhanced Multidisciplinary Team (LEAP EMDT) Initiative

Darryl S. Neier, MS, CFE, CECFE (Managing Director of DLG Accounting and Advisory Services) has been named as a liaison member to the San Fernando Valley Local Elder Abuse Prevention Enhanced Multidisciplinary Team (LEAP EMDT) and will be responsible for forensic/investigative accounting.
May 24, 2019

NW3C Financial Records Examination and Analysis

Darryl Neier was privileged to provide Financial Records Examination and Analysis training in conjunction with the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), to law enforcement and regulators in Columbia, South Carolina.
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