ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It’s been a violent half-decade for the Albuquerque Police Department – its officers have been involved in 41 shootings, 27 of them fatal, since 2010.
But 2014 came to a close with the longest gap between police shootings in the past five years.
APD officers haven’t been in an officer-involved shooting since July 22, which is more than five months. Prior to this stretch, the longest the department went without a shooting since 2010 was about 3½ months, from mid-March to early July 2013.
“It’s a different world right now,” Michael Gomez, who has become a strong advocate for APD reform since his son Alan was shot by police in 2011, said Wednesday.
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