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Independent Monitor Submits Sixth Report Assessing APD's Compliance with Court-Approved Settlement Agreement for Period from February 2017 through July 2017

 Dr. James D. Ginger, the Court-Appointed Independent Monitor of the Albuquerque Police Department, has formally submitted his sixth monitoring report to U.S. District Judge Robert C. Brack, the judicial officer overseeing APD's reform process. The Independent Monitor's Sixth Report (IM Report-6), which is dated November 1, 2017 and was submitted to Judge Brack on the same day, is available at the link below.

 

IM Report- 6

 

The Court has scheduled a public hearing at 9:00 am on Thursday, November 16, 2017, in the Chama Courtroom (480) at the U.S. Courthouse at 333 Lomas Blvd. NW in Albuquerque for Dr. Ginger to formally present his Sixth Report to the Court and the Parties to comment on the Report, and to address other matters relating to the implementation of the CASA’s reforms.  

 

Independent Monitor Submits Outcomes Assessment Report Assessing the Impact of APD’s Compliance Efforts with the Court-Approved Settlement Agreement (CASA) through June 1, 2017.

Dr. James D. Ginger, the Court-Appointed Independent Monitor of the Albuquerque Police Department, has formally submitted his Outcomes Assessment Report to U.S. District Judge Robert C. Brack, the judicial officer overseeing APD's reform process. The Independent Monitor filed the Outcomes Assessment Report pursuant to Paragraph 298 of the CASA, which requires the Monitor to conduct qualitative and quantitative assessments to determine whether APD’s implementation of the CASA’s reforms have resulted in “high-level, quality service; officer safety and accountability; effective constitutional policing; and increased community trust of APD.” The Independent Monitor's Outcomes Assessment Report, which is dated August 18, 2017 and was submitted to Judge Brack on the same day, is available at the link below.

 

Outcome Assessment Report

 

Independent Monitor Submits Fifth Report Assessing APD's Compliance with Court-Approved Settlement Agreement for Period from August 2016 through January 2017

Dr. James D. Ginger, the Court-Appointed Independent Monitor of the Albuquerque Police Department, has formally submitted his fourth monitoring report to U.S. District Judge Robert C. Brack, the judicial officer overseeing APD's reform process. The Independent Monitor's Fifth Report (IM Report-5), which is dated May 2, 2017 and was submitted to Judge Brack on the same day, is available at the link below.

 

IM Report-5

 

Independent Monitor Submits Fourth Report Assessing APD's Compliance with Court-Approved Settlement Agreement for Period from April 2016 to July 2016

Dr. James D. Ginger, the Court-Appointed Independent Monitor of the Albuquerque Police Department, has formally submitted his fourth monitoring report to U.S. District Judge Robert C. Brack, the judicial officer overseeing APD's reform process.  The Independent Monitor's Fourth Report (IM Report-4), which is dated Nov. 1, 2016 and was submitted to Judge Brack on the same day, is available at the link below.

 

IM Report-4

Independent Monitor Submits Special Report Assessing the Use of Force Policy, Supervision and Management at the Albuquerque Police Department

Dr. James D. Ginger, the Court-Appointed Independent Monitor of the Albuquerque Police Department, has formally submitted a Special Report on the Use of Force Policy, Supervision and Management at the Albuquerque Police Department to U.S. District Judge Robert C. Brack, the judicial officer overseeing APD's reform process.  The Independent Monitor's Special Report which is dated September 16, 2016, and was submitted to Judge Brack on the same day, is available at the link below.

Special Report

Independent Monitor Submits Third Report Assessing APD's Compliance with Court-Approved Settlement Agreement for Period from Dec. 2015 to March 2016

Dr. James D. Ginger, the Court-Appointed Independent Monitor of the Albuquerque Police Department, has formally submitted his third monitoring report to U.S. District Judge Robert C. Brack, the judicial officer overseeing APD's reform process.  The Independent Monitor's Third Report (IM Report-3), which is dated July 1, 2016 and was submitted to Judge Brack on the same day, is available at the link below.

IM Report-3

Independent Monitor Submits Second Report Assessing APD's Compliance with Court-Approved Settlement Agreement for Period June 1, 2015 to Nov. 30, 2015

Dr. James D. Ginger, the Court-Appointed Independent Monitor of the Albuquerque Police Department, has formally submitted his second monitoring report to U.S. District Judge Robert C. Brack, the judicial officer overseeing APD’s reform process. The Independent Monitor’s Second Report (IM Report-2), which is dated March 1, 2016 and was submitted to Judge Brack during a status conference held on March. 3, 2016, is available at the link below.

IM Report-2

Independent Monitor Submits First Report Assessing APD’s Compliance with Court-Approved Settlement Agreement for Period Feb. 1, 2015 to May 31, 2015.

Dr. James D. Ginger, the Court-Appointed Independent Monitor of the Albuquerque Police Department, has formally submitted his first monitoring report to U.S. District Judge Robert C. Brack, the judicial officer overseeing APD’s reform process. The Independent Monitor’s Report (IM Report-1) and its Appendix, which are dated Nov. 23, 2015 and were submitted to Judge Brack during a status conference held on Dec. 3, 2015, is available at the links below.

imr1.pdf
IM Report-1 Appendix

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.

Justice Department and the City of Albuquerque Jointly
Select Independent Monitor to Oversee Police Reforms

DOJ and the City of Albuquerque announced on Jan. 20, 2015, that they have selected Dr. James R. Ginger – a nationally recognized expert on police reform – as the Independent Monitor of the Settlement Agreement entered into by DOJ and the City of Albuquerque to reform APD.  Dr. Ginger and his team will be responsible for independently assessing the full implementation of the settlement agreement; reporting on the status of compliance to the court, the parties and the community; assisting the parties in resolving compliance challenges that may emerge; and providing technical guidance as needed to the APD.  Dr. Ginger has successfully overseen similar court-enforceable agreements aimed at increasing community trust and implementing sustainable police reforms.  He has first-hand experience in ensuring critical reform across the country and a proven record of timely implementing reform.

Letter of Interest from Dr. James Ginger and PMR, Inc.

Do you have information relevant to APD?

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

Updated November 1, 2017

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