City to host NRA competition for police officers

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – In the wake of the DOJ investigation, and angry protests over all the police shootings, the National Police Shooting Championships is coming to Albuquerque.

The city and APD will host the NRA competition in September for officers.

Hundreds of police officers and deputies from around the world compete to see who shoots the best.

While the city has hosted the event before, it comes at a time when APD is being highly criticized for its use of excessive force.

Recently, demonstrators shut down an Albuquerque City Council meeting and forced riot police to fire tear gas during a police shooting protest. 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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