Mayor wants money for APD de-escalation training

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Albuquerque Mayor R.J. Berry’s is pushing a new city budget with more cash for police.

The mayor calls for an extra $1 million to be spent on increased de-escalation training for police and to help carry out recommendations from the Department of Justice.

The DOJ has been investigating APD’s culture and use of force for the last year.

The mayor is also asking for another $1 million to increase police records staff.

He’s also suggesting to cut 50 vacant positions in the police department to save nearly $4 million.

We’ll have more on the mayor’s budget tonight at 5:30 p.m. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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