Albuquerque police receive directive after Dallas shootings

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Albuquerque police are responding to the Dallas shootings of police officers.

The Albuquerque Police Department issued a directive to officers Thursday night in response to the killings of five Dallas officers and the wounding of seven others during a protest over fatal police shootings of black men in other states.

Officer Tanner Tixier says the directive was issued in an attempt to keep officers as safe as possible.

Tixier wouldn’t disclose the specifics of the directive, but he says officers were told of the bloodshed and that it includes making unspecified “adjustments.”

Albuquerque police face public scrutiny for a high rate of shootings by police between 2010 and 2014.

A court-appointed monitor is tracking implementation of changes mandated in a settlement between Albuquerque police and the U.S. Department of Justice.

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