- Associated Press - Thursday, November 6, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Albuquerque city councilors are expected to endorse on an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department aimed at overhauling the city’s troubled police department.

Councilors are scheduled Thursday to vote on the plan that needs to be formally signed by Albuquerque officials next week.

The U.S. Justice Department and New Mexico’s largest city announced the agreement last month to overhaul Albuquerque’s police department amid accusations of excessive force. The agreement calls for new training and protocols for investigating officer shootings.

It also calls for the agency to dismantle some units, including the troubled Repeat Offender Project unit. Federal officials said the unit had morphed into its own tactical operation and had little supervision.

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