Statement on the Passing of CPOA Board Member Douglas Mitchell

August 31, 2021

We are incredibly saddened to learn about the passing of Douglas Mitchell, Civilian Police Oversight Agency Board Member. We send our thoughts and condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues.

Mr. Mitchell, was appointed to the Civilian Police Oversight Agency Board in 2020 and has served in the volunteer position admirably. We greatly appreciate his commitment to public service and the City of Albuquerque.

Mr. Mitchell's years of experience working within the judicial, legislative, and executive branches of government were an asset to the CPOA Board. He was a lifelong resident of Albuquerque that sought to contribute to the City and worked to help the Police Department reflect the values of the community represents.