Wait continues for Albuquerque Police DOJ report

James Ginger
James Ginger

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Albuquerque is still waiting for the first report on how the Albuquerque Police Department is doing since the DOJ took over.

The feds released their findings of the problems with the department more than a year ago.

Since that time, Dr. Jim Ginger, has become the monitor of the deal between the city, APD and the DOJ.

Speaking to New Mexico on “Focus This Week” on PBS, Ginger says for the first time there will be new information from the report and it’s all because of lapel cams.

“As opposed to reading the officer’s report and reading the statement of the individual that was arrested, possibly even interviewing some folks, we also see from a multitude of perspectives what actually happened,” said Ginger.

Ginger says he expects the first few reports to show the same complaints and problems, then the improvements will come.

“If the bad things don’t go down and the good things don’t go up, we could be here a lot longer than four years,” said Ginger.

According to Ginger, it takes between five to seven years to get results.

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