- Associated Press - Monday, December 14, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A quarterly report shows that a large portion of the money Albuquerque police are spending to fix use of force issues is going to the Department of Justice’s independent monitor.

KOB-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1SXpMPq ) that the report shows that the department has spent more than $700,000 on those efforts in the past three months, with the largest chunk going to DOJ monitor James Ginger.

Ginger has been credited with fixing use-of-force issues at several police departments. He told KOB in November that his team is expensive because he brings in people at the top of their fields.

The spending report shows that money also went toward changing procedures, tracking the use of force, crisis intervention programs and recruiting.

Officials say the process is expected to take at least four years.


Information from: KOB-TV, https://www.kob.com

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