- Associated Press - Monday, November 9, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Deputy manager Tom Swisstack says he will focus on more accountability in jails while he serves as interim Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center chief.

Former chief Phillip Greer resigned due to un disclosed personal reasons a week after surveillance video surfaced of corrections officers allegedly using a Taser and mace on a female inmate.

KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1MGV481 ) that a national search is under way to find a permanent replacement for Greer. Swisstack says he expects that process to take months.

Swisstack says he is working to make the jail safer for guards and inmates, with a push for more cameras in the jail, a finalized use-of-force policy and an internal affairs unit to hold corrections officers accountable.


Information from: KOAT-TV, http://www.thenewmexicochannel.com/index.html



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