City admits DOJ police reform behind schedule

James Ginger
James Ginger

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – In federal court, the city of Albuquerque acknowledged it’s likely a federal monitor will be around longer than the mayor and police had hoped.

Friday marked the halfway point for the police reform deal signed two years ago but the city admitted its behind schedule.

That means Albuquerque may have to pay more to keep an independent monitor around until the Albuquerque Police Department can prove it has made significant changes to the way it polices the Duke City.

Last year, that bill was $4.3 million.

The city signed an agreement with the department of justice to monitor police reform here after
the feds found Albuquerque police had a pattern and practice of unconstitutional use of force. 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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