City council to consider changes to Police Oversight Commission
Posted at: 03/04/2013 8:35 AM
By: Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4
On Monday night, the Albuquerque city council will take final action on several resolutions that will contribute to an overhaul of the Albuquerque's Police Oversight Commission.
This comes after a commission meeting in December turned into an explosive fight between a commissioner and a resident who attended and wanted to make public comments about alleged conflicts of interest by then-chairwoman Linda Martinez.
The attendee was removed from the meeting as a result.
The first resolution declares the necessity to study and revamp the commission's ordinance; will state the council's intent to hold public forums; will conduct study sessions to make the commission a more effective forum for citizen complaints; and will fund a chief administrative office to create a position to analyze data and make recommendations to council.
The second initiates a process to independently review the city's oversight process, creates an oversight task force to oversee that process, and calls for three public forums to be held at various locations throughout the city.
The council meeting starts at 5 p.m. tonight in city council chambers at One Civic Plaza; these measures will be discussed near the end of the meeting.