- Associated Press - Saturday, August 19, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The independent monitor overseeing a yearslong Albuquerque police reform effort found the department is “well below what could reasonably be expected at this point in the project,” but has improved in reporting use-of-force incidents.

James Ginger, the monitor, on Friday filed a 41-page report that is intended to determine if the Albuquerque Police Department’s efforts have achieved the goals outlined in a settlement between the Department of Justice and the city of Albuquerque.

The settlement was reached after a Department of Justice investigation found Albuquerque police had a pattern and practice of excessive force, which included numerous police shootings.

Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden said the departments goal will continue to be “sustained, long-term compliance and reform in all areas of the” settlement agreement.

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