Albuquerque police board member conflict alleged
Posted at: 11/10/2012 12:48 PM
By: The Associated Press
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The woman who leads a citizen body that reviews complaints against Albuquerque police officers is being accused of having a conflict of interest because she also directs the local auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Police.
The police group opposes citizen oversight of police brutality and corruption issues.
The Albuquerque Journal reports the issue was raised at a Police Oversight Commission meeting Thursday after a pair of activists asked Linda Martinez to step down from the board.
The board ultimately voted 6-1 to delay discussion on the issue until December.
The Fraternal Order of Police represents law enforcement officers across the nation and opposes any legislation creating civilian review boards.
Martinez says she didn't know about the FOP position and disagrees with it.
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