Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 3:37 pm (Updated: April 17, 4:06 pm)
The Associated Press
ALBUQUERQUE, — Half of the members of Albuquerque’s Police Oversight Commission have resigned, citing a lack of independence and inability to provide any real citizen oversight of the troubled department.
The resignations Tuesday by three members of the civilian review board come less than a week after the U.S. Justice Department issued a scathing report on what it called excessive force and a culture of abuse and aggression at the Police Department. Albuquerque officers have shot at 37 men since 2010, killing 23.
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