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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.

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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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