Former APD chief comments on DOJ report

Former ABQ mayor, police chief dodge DOJ questions


ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Many of APD’s problems started under former Mayor Martin Chavez and former Chief Ray Schultz.

In a brief statement Thursday Schultz said he hasn’t read the report yet, but APD has the same goal as the community to reduce and eliminate deadly force encounters.

Chavez turned down our request for comment.

It was during his administration that hiring standards were relaxed in the big push to get more officers on the street. 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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