- Associated Press - Monday, December 22, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Police in Albuquerque, New Mexico aren’t taking extra precautionary measures following the shooting deaths of two New York police officers.

Albuquerque police spokesman Tanner Tixier said Monday that the agency is not employing any specific precautions like mandating two officers to a car or removing civilian personnel from daily duties.

He says officers have been reminded to constantly be aware of surroundings and to practice sound safety techniques.

The suspect who authorities say killed the New York officers Saturday referenced law enforcement killings as his motive.

Albuquerque officials recently signed an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department to overhaul the agency amid allegations of excessive force. The city also had been under scrutiny for more than 40 police shootings since 2010.

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