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Consideration of proposed changes to Albuquerque’s police oversight ordinance was deferred by the City Council’s Finance and Government Operations Committee on Monday.
Sponsored by Councilors Isaac Benton and Brad Winter, and published on the city’s website prior to Monday’s meeting, one of the proposed amendments in the ordinance would establish subpoena powers for the nine-member Civilian Police Oversight Board.
Those additional powers would include issuing subpoenas to witnesses, administering oaths and requiring production of relevant records. In the case of a refusal to obey a subpoena issued to any person, the board could make application to any state District Court to order the witness to appear before the board.