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Sheriff taps law firm for use-of-force review

The Associated Press
March 27, 2018 10:18 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A law firm that has represented multiple New Mexico law enforcement officers in misconduct cases has been tapped by the sheriff in New Mexico's largest county to review his department's use-of-force and pursuit policies.


Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales says he and the county attorney have selected the Albuquerque firm Robles, Rael and Anaya for the review. The sheriff is expected to provide a status report stemming from the audit to county commissioners at a meeting next month.

The law firm is led by Luis Robles, who has conducted law enforcement training seminars on use-of-force.

A resolution approved by the commission Tuesday calls for the sheriff to hire a third-party evaluator to review the policies and possibly recommend changes.

It comes as the sheriff's department contends with lawsuits and deadly force cases in recent years.


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