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Statement by Department of Justice Regarding Albuquerque City Council Vote

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – The Department of Justice commends the Albuquerque City Council for its historic vote unanimously endorsing the settlement agreement on use of force by the Albuquerque Police Department.  Yesterday’s vote affirmed the Council’s partnership in pursuing sustainable reforms that will ensure constitutional and effective policing, promote greater trust between officers and the communities they serve, and protect officer and public safety.  The Department looks forward to filing the settlement agreement in court and starting these essential reforms.

Updated January 26, 2015