Albuquerque mayor, police chief, to give details on APD's future Monday

Posted at: 03/18/2013 10:08 AM
Updated at: 03/18/2013 10:25 AM
By: The Associated Press

Photo: Mayor Richard Berry
Photo: Mayor Richard Berry

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Just days after announcing plans to step down embattled Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz is scheduled to give details on his decision amid a U.S. Justice Department investigation into the police department.

Schultz and Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry are expected Monday to outline the future of the department and a search for a new chief. Schultz decision to retire also came as a jury awarded the family of an Iraq War veteran who was shot and killed by police a $10 million award.

The city has seen a string of officer-involved shootings - 18 of them fatal - since 2010.

The department also has been plagued by a number of high-profile cases alleging excessive force, including some cases caught on video.

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