- Associated Press - Thursday, September 11, 2014

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Two Santa Fe residents want the board overseeing the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy to revoke a rule they say stifles public input.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (https://goo.gl/GVB8sW) Chris Mechels and Christopher Goad recently filed an Open Meetings Act complaint over the board’s move to give control over the curriculum to the academy’s director. The two men say that cuts off public input on proposed changes in how the state trains new officers.

The eight-member board voted in September 2013 to give complete control over the curriculum to director Jack Jones.

Jones shortened classes to 16 weeks from 22 and changed use of deadly force training.

A spokeswoman for Attorney General Gary King, who chairs the board, did not immediately respond to an email from The Associated Press.

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Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, https://www.sfnewmexican.com

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