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New Mexico Officials Look To Las Vegas Police For Tips

Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry and the city's police chief are in Las Vegas to study how that city reformed following a series of police shootings. The Albuquerque Journal reports that Berry and Police Chief Gorden Eden are attending sessions on how Las Vegas police changed use of force policies.

Also attending are members of the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce's Albuquerque Police Department Reform Task Force and ACLU representatives.  Unlike the Albuquerque Police Department, the Las Vegas Metro Police Department was not investigated by the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division but asked for assistance.

The DOJ and Albuquerque officials are finalizing a plan to reform the city's police department following a harsh report earlier this year.
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