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File #: R-21-195   
Type: Resolution Status: In Council - Final Action
File created: 9/8/2021 In control: City Council
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Directing That The Civilian Police Oversight Agency Provide A Training Compliance Report For Members Of The Civilian Police Oversight Agency Board With Respect To The Training Requirements Under The Court Approved Settlement Agreement With The United States Department Of Justice, And The Civilian Police Oversight Ordinance (Borrego)
Attachments: 1. R-195
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FOURTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-21-195 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Cynthia D. Borrego


RESOLUTION
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Directing That The Civilian Police Oversight Agency Provide A Training Compliance Report For Members Of The Civilian Police Oversight Agency Board With Respect To The Training Requirements Under The Court Approved Settlement Agreement With The United States Department Of Justice, And The Civilian Police Oversight Ordinance (Borrego)
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WHEREAS, The Council understands that a properly conceived and functioning police oversight system is necessary to promote accountability of police officers and protect the rights of civilians; and
WHEREAS, In 2014, the city received findings of an investigation by the United States Department of Justice that in part concluded that the city's external oversight system contributed to overall systemic problems with the Police Department's use of force in encounters with civilians; and
WHEREAS, In 2014, the Council recognized that the City of Albuquerque deserves a highly professional well trained Police Department; however, an effective oversight function had not yet evolved to the satisfaction of the community's needs; and
WHEREAS, In 2014, the Council abolished the Police Oversight Commission and replaced it with a Civilian Police Oversight Agency pursuant to Ordinance 9-4-1-1, known as the Civilian Police Oversight Ordinance; and
WHEREAS, in 2014, the City also entered into a Court Approved Settlement Agreement (CASA) with the United States Department of Justice and the CASA remains in effect; and
WHEREAS, The CASA has numerous requirements that the parties, including the City of Albuquerque, have agreed to enforce including twenty-paragraphs dedicated solely to the Civilian Police Oversight Agency (CPOA); and
WHEREAS, Three paragraphs of the CASA, paragraphs 274-276, deal with the specific training requirements and t...

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