It’s been more than a year since the last public status conference was held for the court-mandated Albuquerque Police Department reform effort and a lot has happened.
The judge presiding over the case stepped down, and a new one was appointed. Mayor Tim Keller and his administration completed their first year in office. APD completed a monumental review of the backlogged use-of-force cases.
On Tuesday morning, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the city of Albuquerque, the police department, the police union and the many stakeholders in the effort gathered for the first time before Judge James Browning in Federal Court.
Overall, the consensus throughout the all-day hearing was that APD has improved dramatically under this administration, there’s a lot more left to be done, and all of the participants are committed to seeing the reform through.