Animal police shooting gets national attention
“When they arrived they say Kirkpatrick’s two dogs aggressively approached them.
“They say one backed off, the other, a yellow-lab, exposed its teeth and started growling at officers.
“’The officer felt like he was fixing to be attacked by the dog so he shot the dog,’ said Carlsbad Police Captain Jon Moyers.
“The dog died instantly.”
Espanola police to get more training after shooting
Teen killed by officer earlier this month
“Reichelt requested emergency funding be granted to the county to help train 180 teachers and police officers in crisis intervention
Reichelt said the county used to provide this training until a couple years ago when funding was cut.”
Fatal police shooting prompts mental health training
“Following the police shooting of a 16-year-old in Española, new training is coming for law officers and educators in northern New Mexico to spot when someone needs help.”
APD releases new footage of Boyd before shooting
“The Albuquerque Police Department released new video of the events that led up to officers fatally shooting a homeless man in March — a shooting that sparked a violent protest and angry calls for reform.”
Carlsbad officers shoot, kill escaped inmate
“[Carlsbad police] said they were chasing 24-year-old Troy Kirkpatrick who had escaped from the Eddy County Detention Center and was fleeing in a car.”
Follow up: http://krqe.com/2014/06/13/officers-identified-in-carlsbad-police-shooting/
Albuquerque Ordered to Pay $6M for Police Shooting
“In her detailed findings of fact, District Court Judge Shannon Bacon said officers were not acting in self-defense when they punched and shot Christopher Torres, 27, in his backyard in 2011.”
Amid police shootings, Albuquerque residents grow fearful
A rash of officer-involved shootings has unleashed anger, resentment and self-examination as residents, City Hall and the police question whether Albuquerque needs to overhaul the department and train officers better, particularly in how to react to people with mental illness.
Albuquerque police shootings get criminal review
U.S. Department of Justice officials investigating allegations of excessive force by the Albuquerque Police Department told community members that some of the 37 police shootings in the past three years have been referred to criminal investigators.