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City councilors get DOJ update

Created: 05/19/2014 10:20 PM
By: Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Albuquerque's city council meeting started Monday with an update by the mayor's appointed Department of Justice negotiators.

Negotiator Scott Greenwood said the Department of Justice was expected to provide a draft of a consent decree Monday listing reforms Albuquerque would be expected to make. It did not come yet but they expect it soon.

Greenwood said reforms will likely take five years to implement.

"The city can make and will make fixes to things like policies, procedures and protocols, but the underlying issue that leads to unrest- is police community relations. That's a hard problem to fix- but it's an important problem to fix," Greenwood said.

The ACLU spoke in support of the work negotiators have done so far and said they are likely the right choices for the job.


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