Police Oversight Commission to discuss officer safety

Updated: 03/27/2014 1:07 PM | Created: 03/27/2014 1:06 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

The Police Oversight Commission is set to meet Thursday in downtown Albuquerque.

Their job is to investigate complaints against the Albuquerque Police Department, but today's meeting was already scheduled and not a result of two recent officer-involved shootings.

The nine-member group made up of civilians will discuss standard operating procedures regarding officer safety. Some of the procedures on the agenda include the study of trends and analysis of all civil litigation against APD officers in the past five years and amending the lapel camera standard operating procedure to expressly deal with equipment failure.

Last month, the Albuquerque police union and a citizen task force wanted the commission to go through more training on what it's like to be an officer, especially since part of their job is to give recommendations to APD.

The meeting starts at 2 p.m. the Plaza del Sol building in downtown Albuquerque. There will allow time for public comment.

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