DoJ slaps Albuquerque PD’s wrist for repetitive excessive force; recommends policy revisions.

Firedoglake | Justice Department: Routine use of deadly force by Albuquerque result of “Culture of Aggression”

“Albuquerque police officers often use deadly force in circumstances where there is no imminent threat of death or serious bodily harm to officers or others,” according to findings from the investigation. “Instead, officers used deadly force against people who posed a minimal threat, including individuals who posed a threat only to themselves or who were unarmed. Officers also used deadly force in situations where the conduct of the officers heightened the danger and contributed to the need to use force.”

via Firedoglake.


If you take the time to skim the linked article, you’ll find that the Albuquerque PD were also inappropriately deploying Tasers, flash grenades, beanbag rounds, etc., not just guns.

If the Justice Department is wrong in their far-fetched belief that policy changes will turn goons into good guys, the evidence of their error will likely be in a body bag. Or two. Or more. Look at their record.

Gambling with others lives is chicken shit.

About Susan Chandler

Now-disabled interior/exterior designer dragged into battling conviction corruption from its periphery in a third personal battle with civil public corruption.
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