Law enforcement academy to talk training changes

Created: 07/16/2014 9:02 AM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - The board for the state's main law enforcement academy is scheduled to discuss recent changes to its cadet curriculum and vote on revoking licenses of troubled officers.

The New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy board is slated to meet Wednesday morning in Albuquerque as protesters vowed to picket outside over recent Albuquerque police shootings.

Attorney General Gary King, chair of the board and who is running for governor against Gov. Susana Martinez, also has come under criticism for not aggressively revoking the licenses of fired officers.

The academy recently adopted a new training model officials say could reduce police shootings, although some critics argue those changes may increase them.

Changes came following complaints from police chiefs and sheriffs who said the academy wasn't properly preparing cadets.

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