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APD Highlights Federal Cases

APD has worked with federal agencies on 66 criminal cases so far this year that primarily involved drivers of violent crime in Albuquerque.

Aug. 5, 2020

APD has worked with federal agencies on 66 criminal cases so far this year that primarily involved drivers of violent crime in Albuquerque.

The cases have resulted in federal prosecutions for crimes like armed robbery, felons in possession of a firearm, gang activity and narcotics trafficking.

“Our partnership with the FBI on robberies has had a major impact on the city as robberies have declined over the past three years,” APD Chief Mike Geier said. “We are able to use federal laws and federal prosecutions to take serial criminals off the streets.”

Mayor Tim Keller said these well-established partnerships are important to the city’s fight against violent crime.

“We need to build on successful partnerships at all levels of law enforcement to chip away at violent crime in a lasting way,” Mayor Keller said. “That requires trust and formal agreements so that everyone is accountable for results.”

APD contributes 19 officers from various specialty units like Robbery, Narcotics and the Gun Violence Reduction Unit to serve on federal task forces. APD officers also work on apprehending violent offenders who are known to be armed.