APD chief argues 'image problem, not cultural problem' amidst probe

He has pointed to a series of changes in policies and procedures aimed at addressing concerns over a spike in police shootings and other public black eyes


By Jeff Proctor
Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE — Community groups, family members of men shot by Albuquerque police officers, along with several city councilors, have for the past two years been asking the U.S. Justice Department for a civil rights investigation of APD.

But Police Chief Ray Schultz has insisted that APD has an image problem — not a cultural one — and he has pointed to a series of changes in policies and procedures aimed at addressing concerns over a spike in police shootings and other public black eyes the department has received.

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