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5:25 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Albuquerque Police Chief Gets Low Marks in Police Survey

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Only 20 percent of Albuquerque officers approved of the job by the city's police chief, and close to a fifth believe bringing in the U.S. Justice Department will improve the department.

Those were the finds from a survey of 450 officers — around half the department's workforce — released Tuesday by the Albuquerque Police Officers Association.

Union president Greg Weber says the survey also showed that 99 percent of officers surveyed think morale is low in the department. Close to the same number believe "politics" has been the driving forces around the department's recent policy changes amid a high number of officer-involved shootings since 2010.

Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz did not immediately respond to an email from the Associated Press.