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In a controversial move following protests against deadly force by police in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the department has promoted a commander previously accused of burning off part of homeless man's ear with a taser.
... police in the area have come under fire for using excessive force in situations where it was deemed unnecessary. In a report on law enforcement's behavior, the Justice Department reviewed 20 fatal shootings between 2009 and 2013, concluding that most of the fatalities were unnecessary and that “systematic change” was needed moving forward.
Gonterman also issued a statement regarding the stun gun incident, saying he made a mistake and that his experience since then will allow him to effectively train officers in the future.
"It was a mistake, and I have learned from that mistake. I have taken responsibility for it," he said, according to the AP. "Since that time, I have become a use of force instructor and a less lethal technology instructor to train officers to use the minimal amount of force necessary to make an arrest. I am also trained in crisis intervention."
originally posted by: OpinionatedB
I believe this is APD's "we aren't sorry and we aren't going to change no matter how much people protest" stance.
originally posted by: Not Authorized
This man needs to stand trial. An attorney should be notified that the grand jury must be informed about his abuses under color of law. Because of special circumstances, only those knowledgeable of police abuses should be on this jury.
Take our nation back. One grand jury at a time.