Audit shows APD needs to better track overtime

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Journal reports a city hall audit shows the Albuquerque Police Department needs to do a better job of tracking the overtime of officers and their attendance in court.

In a 14-page report published by the Journal, auditors say APD should independently monitor how often an officer fails to appear in court rather than relying on prosecutors to notify them.

They also suggest improved record keeping to make it easier to track overtime.

The auditors found under the current system it’s difficult for the department to hold officers accountable for failures to appear in court.

Auditors say 36 percent of the DWI cases they reviewed were dismissed because officers didn’t show.

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