ABQ Police union reacts to Seattle police lawsuit

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Union is speaking out about a group of Seattle officers suing over changes made to their department after a DOJ investigation.

The lawsuit claims the changes forced by the feds have put police and the public at risk.

They claim the new policies are overly complicate and force officers to hesitate instead of using reasonable force.

The City of Albuquerque and the feds are still hammering out what Albuquerque’s new use of force policy will look like and it’s unclear if they will be similar to Seattle.

The Albuquerque police union’s vice president tells KRQE News 13 he hopes the DOJ and city pay attention to the mistakes made in Seattle.

Willoughby also said that the union should have input or be consulted on whatever changes are made in Albuquerque.

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