- Associated Press - Monday, June 16, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Albuquerque city councilors are scheduled to decide whether to allow residents to have a say how the city’s troubled police department should be reformed.

Councilors are slated Monday to vote on a proposal that would create a broad commission aimed at crafting a reform plan amid a pending U.S. Justice Department agreement.

The proposal would allow mediators to take comment from thousands of city residents and help draft a long-term outline for reform.

Council president Ken Sanchez says the measure needs two-thirds of councilors’ support to pass.

The move comes as the city of Albuquerque and the Justice Department are negotiating a plan at revamping the police. A federal report faulted Albuquerque police over its use of force.

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