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File #: M-20-3   
Type: Memorial Status: In Committee
File created: 6/15/2020 In control: Public Safety Committee
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Expressing Support For The Albuquerque Police Department Budget Appropriations As Stated In The City's FY20 Budget Priorities (Bassan)
Attachments: 1. M-3
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FOURTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. M-20-3 ENACTMENT NO. ______________________

SPONSORED BY: Brook Bassan


MEMORIAL
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Expressing Support For The Albuquerque Police Department Budget Appropriations As Stated In The City's FY20 Budget Priorities (Bassan)
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WHEREAS, the state of the art Civilian Police Oversight Agency
Ordinance was created with the purpose to foster and perpetuate policing policies and practices that effectively maintain social order and which at the same time foster mutual trust and cooperation between police and civilians while providing input, guidance, and recommendations to the City Council, the Mayor and the Chief of Police for the development of policy for the Albuquerque Police Department (APD); and
WHEREAS, in November 2014, the APD entered an agreement with the United States through the Court Approved Settlement Agreement (CASA) to make a series of wide-ranging changes to its policing practices in a variety of areas, including its use of force policies, specialized units, crisis intervention and training of police officers; and
WHEREAS, the United States Department of Justice concluded the APD did not have a systemic problem in regards to racism; and
WHEREAS, under the current Memorandum of Understanding, the APD is required to participate in the Multi-Agency Task Force which investigates the department's officer-involved shootings, serious uses of force, and in-custody deaths, and provides reports to the prosecutorial agency with jurisdiction over potential criminal conduct by officers in such investigations; and
WHEREAS, per the Monitor and Multi-Agency Task Force's paragraphs, 81-85, the APD has been in operational compliance for over two years; and
WHEREAS, the APD was required to establish a mental health response advisory committee comprised of representatives of the City and the APD, a representative of the University of New Mexico Psychiatric Department, and rep...

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