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A Report on the Oversight Mechanisms of the Albuquerque Police Department

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Prepared for the Albuquerque City Council by Eileen Luna and Samuel Walker
University of Arizona University of Nebraska at Omaha

February 28, 1997

Table of Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

I. INTRODUCTION

A. The Purpose of this Study

B. The Context of the Study: Controversy Over the Albuquerque Police

C. The Issue of Fatal Shootings

II. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

III. METHODOLOGY

A. Qualifications of the Consultants

B. Methodology 

IV. A DESCRIPTION OF THE CITIZEN COMPLAINT PROCESS AND OVERSIGHT MECHANISMS IN ALBUQUERQUE

V. THE INDEPENDENT COUNSEL

VI. THE PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY BOARD

VII. THE APD INTERNAL AFFAIRS UNIT

VIII. OTHER OVERSIGHT MECHANISMS

IX. ALTERNATIVE MODELS OF POLICE OVERSIGHT

X. RECOMMENDATIONS

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