Ferguson police one of many law enforcement agencies facing federal reforms


Police departments in Cleveland, Albuquerque and Newark, N.J., were the subject of scathing federal investigations last year…

Nineteen departments have been placed under some form of federal monitoring since 2000, according to a 2013 report by the Police Executive Research Forum.  In 2012 alone, five major city police departments were placed under some form of federal monitoring, the report said…

Here is a look at some of the other federal investigations…

Albuquerque Police Department, October 2014

Federal officials and Albuquerque police leaders announced a settlement that would revise the department’s use-of-force policy and disband a problematic SWAT unit.

From 2010 to 2014, Albuquerque police shot 37 people, 27 of them fatally, according to the federal report. The department was also ordered to drastically change the way it handled confrontations with the mentally ill, after the fatal shooting of a homeless man sparked a string of protests in the city…

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