albuquerque police

APD Chief Statement On Crisis Officer Contradicted

Apr 3, 2014
Still from APD video footage March 16, 2014

Contrary to initial reports from the Albuquerque Police Department, no Crisis Intervention Team officers trained to de-escalate situations involving people with behavioral health issues were called to the scene of a Sandia foothills standoff that ended in the death of a camper last month at the hands of police.  

Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg says she expects to resume the controversial practice of presenting police shooting cases to "investigative grand juries."

The Albuquerque Journal reports ( that Brandenburg sent a letter this week to Second Judicial District Court judges saying she will begin scheduling the first of 12 pending police shooting cases for grand jury presentations.

Update to previous story – After numerous requests, the Albuquerque Police Department has provided KUNM News with a portion of the files KUNM has sought for weeks concerning the behavior of an APD officer.