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. 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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