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File #: O-21-78   
Type: Ordinance Status: In Council - Final Action
File created: 10/18/2021 In control: City Council
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Amending Chapter 9, Article 4, Part 1 ROA 1994, The Police Oversight Ordinance (Bassan, Benton, Davis, Sena)
Attachments: 1. O-78
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FOURTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. O-21-78 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Bassan, Benton, Davis, Sena

ORDINANCE
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Amending Chapter 9, Article 4, Part 1 ROA 1994, The Police Oversight Ordinance (Bassan, Benton, Davis, Sena)
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE:
SECTION 1. SECTION 9-4-1-1 THROUGH 9-4-1-14 ARE HEREBY AMENDED AS FOLLOWS:
"? 9-4-1-1 SHORT TITLE.
Sections 9-4-1-1 through 9-4-1-14 may be cited as the Police Oversight Ordinance.
? 9-4-1-2 PURPOSE.
The purpose of ?? 9-4-1-1 through 9-4-1-14 is to:
(A) 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;
(B) Ensure that the civilian police oversight body functions as independently as possible from the executive and legislative branches of government of the City of Albuquerque;
(C) Provide civilians and police officers a fair and impartial system for the investigations and determinations on civilian police complaints;
(D) Gather and analyze information, reports, and data on trends and potential issues concerning police conduct and practices and the related impacts on the community and individuals; and
(E) Provide 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.
? 9-4-1-3 LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS.
(A) The City of Albuquerque deserves a highly professional well trained Police Department; however, an effective oversight function has not yet evolved to the satisfaction of the community's needs.
(B) In 1996 the City Council initiated a process to independently review the city's mechanisms of police oversight since the system had not been independently evaluated since 1988. As a ...

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