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Mayor Keller Statement on Demilitarizing APD

Mayor Keller Statement on Demilitarizing APD

Aug. 17, 2020

Ahead of the City Council vote on R-20-65, a resolution to formally end the City’s participation in a program to move equipment and weapons from the military into local police departments, Mayor Tim Keller released the following statement:

“Under our administration, APD has not received military-style equipment or weapons from this program. Their use is also out of step with our values around community safety. We fully support a formal end to Albuquerque’s participation.”