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Justice Department and City of Albuquerque Announce Court-Enforceable Settlement Agreement to Reform Albuquerque Police Department

On October 31, 2014, the Justice Department announced it has reached a comprehensive settlement agreement with the City of Albuquerque that will bring wide-ranging reforms to the Albuquerque Police Department and its use of force against civilians. The Justice Department and the City have agreed to enter into a court-enforceable settlement agreement that will overhaul the way in which APD handles use of force by its officers following a year-long investigation into the APD’s practices and letter of findings released by the Justice Department in April, 2014. Once the Albuquerque City Council considers the settlement agreement in a special session scheduled for the week of November 3, the Justice Department and the City will file the settlement agreement with the United States District Court for approval and entry as an order.

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Individuals who have information relevant to the Justice Department’s investigation into the use of force by APD are encouraged to contact the Department via email at community.albuquerque@usdoj.gov or by calling the Department’s toll free number,  (855) 544-5134, which is available for both English and Spanish speakers.

The following links are available:

Department of Justice – City of Albuquerque Settlement Agreement

NOVEMBER 7, 2014, Statement by Department of Justice Regarding Albuquerque City Council Vote

OCTOBER 31, 2014, Justice Department Reaches Agreement with the City of Albuquerque to Implement Sweeping Reforms on Use of Force by the Albuquerque Police Department

OCTOBER 31, 2014, U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez, District of New Mexico, Announces
Court-Enforcement Settlement Agreement for Albuquerque Police Department (Remarks as Prepared for Delivery)

OCTOBER 31, 2014, Remarks by Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta Announcing the Agreement to Reform the Albuquerque Police Department (Remarks as Prepared for Delivery)

OCTOBER 29, 2014, Department of Justice – City of Albuquerque Commitment Letter

OCTOBER 29, 2014, Department of Justice – City of Albuquerque Commitment Letter (Spanish translation)

DOJ – Summary of Settlement Agreement with the City of Albuquerque Regarding Albuquerque Police Department.

DOJ – Resumen Del Acuerdo De Resolucion con la Ciudad De Albuquerque Referente al Departamento de Policia de Albuquerque.

JULY 24, 2014, Joint Statement of Principles by the United States Department of Justice and the City of Albuquerque Regarding the Albuquerque Police Department

JULY 24, 2014, Justice Department Issues Joint Statement Of Principles With City Of Albuquerque, New Mexico, To Reform Albuquerque Police Department

24 de julio de 2014,
EL DEPARTAMENTO DE JUSTICIA DÁ A CONOCER DECLARACION CONJUNTA DE PRINCIPIOS CON LA CIUDAD DE ALBUQUERQUE, NUEVO MÉXICO PARA REFORMAR EL DEPARTAMENTO DE POLICIA DE ALBUQUERQUE

April 15, 2014, STATEMENT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE CONDEMING
THREATS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST POLICE OFFICER

April 10, 2014, letter reporting findings of Department of Justice's civil investigation into the Albuquerque Police Department

April 10, 2014, Summary of Department of Justice's Findings - Albuquerque Police Department Investigation

April 10, 2014 Remarks as Prepared for Delivery By
Acting U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez, District of New Mexico, on the Albuquerque Police Department Investigation

April 10, 2014 Justice Department Releases Investigative Findings On The Albuquerque Police Department

April 7, 2014, Justice Department to Announce Results of Civil Investigation
into Albuquerque Police Department’s Use of Force

November 27, 2012, JUSTICE DEPARTMENT LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION OF THE
ALBUQUERQUE POLICE DEPARTMENT’S USE OF FORCE

SPECIAL LITIGATION SECTION CASES AND MATTERS

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