D.A. Brandenburg reacts to DOJ findings

D.A. Brandenburg reacts to DOJ findings

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The Bernalillo County district attorney’s office saw police shootings a lot differently than the DOJ.

D.A. Kari Brandenburg ruled every single police shooting justified.

Brandenburg’s office escaped direct scrutiny in the DOJ findings, which ripped into APD’s internal affairs and its investigations.

Brandenburg stood by her office’s rulings on shootings based on those investigations.

“For anyone to say that the D.A.’s office for the last 30 of 40 years is responsible for the state of APD is giving the D.A.’s office power that it doesn’t have,” Brandenburg said.

The DOJ said it didn’t look at the D.A.’s office role in monitoring APD.

Brandenburg says her office will be meeting with the DOJ Friday on the findings.

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