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December 30, 2022

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

by: Curtis Segarra

Posted: Dec 7, 2022 / 12:34 PM MST
Updated: Dec 7, 2022 / 12:34 PM MST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Police interactions with the public sometimes result in officers using force. But a new report shows that the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) is getting better at using force without violating department policy.

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.

The report, put together by the External Force Investigations Team (EFIT), is part of the monitoring intended to help APD comply with its settlement agreement with the Department of Justice. Run by an outside team of contractors from Florida, EFIT came to existence in February 2021, designed as a breakout accountability mechanism focused on use of force cases and investigations.

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