Albuquerque Civilian Police Oversight Agency

Albuquerque Civilian Police Oversight Agency The CPOA receives and investigates complaints filed by individuals against the Albuquerque Police De

08/20/2021

The Civilian Police Oversight Agency Board (CPOAB) is deeply shocked and saddened by the rash of violence in our community, particularly the shooting of multiple APD Officers and the deadly shooting at Washington Middle School. Our community deserves to be safe. Police officers deserve to be safe. Violence is not the answer to the problems in our community, but too often violence is the result. Our police officers work tirelessly every day to protect and serve this community. The Board supports the department and its officers and efforts to bring the perpetrators of these heinous and violent crimes to justice. Our thoughts are with the families of the officers and victims of these violent crimes. We call on all the citizens of Albuquerque, elected officials, faith leaders, businesses, and community organizations to work together to treat the root causes of violent crime in our city. While the role of the CPOAB is and remains to conduct impartial oversight of APD, we have a responsibility to speak-out against this violence and offer our support to the many hard-working and honorable officers of APD.

-Eric Olivas

CPOAB Chair

Join the Community Webinar Live to Meet APD Chief of Police FinalistsToday: Saturday, January 23 at 1:30 pm.Click the li...
01/23/2021

Join the Community Webinar Live to Meet APD Chief of Police Finalists

Today: Saturday, January 23 at 1:30 pm.

Click the link for more information to access the meeting!

Information about the search for a new Chief of Police for the Albuquerque Police Department.

Tune in, watch the CPOA Board Meeting tonight!
06/11/2020

Tune in, watch the CPOA Board Meeting tonight!

In order to provide the public with as many ways to view and participate in the meeting, we are providing this one live on YouTube also.

06/10/2020

CPOA Board meeting is tomorrow June 11th, 5:00 pm. Reminder to submit all Public Comments by 4:00 pm tomorrow to the Board email: [email protected] & watch the meeting live on GovTV or YouTube.

Agenda:https://www.cabq.gov/cpoa/documents/cpoa-board-agenda-june-11-2020.pdf

06/05/2020
06/05/2020

‪This morning at 11:30 will join to discuss use of force policies, policy development and the opportunities for public input. Also, comments on events relating to BLM protests. ‬

06/03/2020

We have heard from several concerned citizens regarding and armed civilians interactions prior to the BLM protests earlier this week. We are investigating the matter!

Citizen's Police Academy Enrolling for Spring!Been wanting to enroll in the Citizen's Police Academy with the Albuquerqu...
01/27/2020

Citizen's Police Academy Enrolling for Spring!
Been wanting to enroll in the Citizen's Police Academy with the Albuquerque Police Department? Now is your chance! The Spring 2020 class starts Tuesday, February 25 and enrollment is now open. This 12-week course teaches citizens about the philosophy, policies and guiding principles of law enforcement, and students will receive classroom instruction, presentations and demonstrations from Narcotics, K-9, Homicide, Crime Lab and SWAT, among others.

To apply online, visit: https://www.cabq.gov/police/programs/citizen-police-academy/citizens-police-academy-online-application

Apply for an upcoming Citizen's Police Academy course.

07/12/2019

Lauren Markie please contact the CPOA at 924-3770

CPOA to launch review into APD lieutenant's demotion https://t.co/xIdguN88P2
08/14/2018

CPOA to launch review into APD lieutenant's demotion https://t.co/xIdguN88P2

A high-ranking member of the Albuquerque Police Department was demoted earlier this month after it was discovered she altered an internal affairs report. Now, the Civilian Police Oversight Agency wants some answers.

Police Oversight Board grills APD's top brass https://t.co/E0R7xgXM1u
07/13/2018

Police Oversight Board grills APD's top brass https://t.co/E0R7xgXM1u

The Police Oversight Board questioned the Albuquerque Police Department about the training detectives are receiving.

APD Chief: Process to become a detective needs to be more 'formal' https://t.co/dcHZeOUOXx
07/13/2018

APD Chief: Process to become a detective needs to be more 'formal' https://t.co/dcHZeOUOXx

Albuquerque's police chief answered questions Thursday night about how the department chooses which officers become detectives and what kind of training they receive.

Board plans to question Albuquerque police on quality of recent investigations https://t.co/GMyJliyAtv
07/12/2018

Board plans to question Albuquerque police on quality of recent investigations https://t.co/GMyJliyAtv

Albuquerque police is under new scrutiny about how it handled two high-profile cases involving children, and the Police Oversight Board has questions about detectives and how they do their work.

APD to face questions about how it trains detectives https://t.co/Zlmt2HhJfS
07/12/2018

APD to face questions about how it trains detectives https://t.co/Zlmt2HhJfS

The Police Oversight Board says it has questions about how APD selects and trains detectives and handles investigations.

07/11/2018

The Board has questions. Please attend the meeting tomorrow night at 5 and share your concerns during public comment. Or submit your question to [email protected]. Thanks to watch her story on meeting place City Council Chambers

07/11/2018

The Board has questions. Please attend the meeting tomorrow night at 5 and share your concerns during public comment. Or submit your question to [email protected]. Thanks to watch her story on meeting place City Council Chambers

07/10/2018

In light of high profile cases in the media; this Thursday at 5:00 in ABQ City Council Chambers the Police Oversight Board will question about the designation of Detective, Investigation Teams, Training Detectives and quality of investigations.

APD re-writing its use-of-force policy https://t.co/CatA3iQ6tw   via
06/25/2018

APD re-writing its use-of-force policy https://t.co/CatA3iQ6tw via

Police officers are submitting comments on changes

Will this end  use of cell phone tower simulators without a warrant?  In Major Privacy Win, Supreme Court Rules Police N...
06/22/2018

Will this end use of cell phone tower simulators without a warrant? In Major Privacy Win, Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrant To Track Your Cellphone https://t.co/NHAMVI6faC

The Supreme Court ruled police do need a search warrant to obtain cellphone location information routinely collected by wireless providers.

Great work! https://t.co/h9wiVBzzLh
06/17/2018

Great work! https://t.co/h9wiVBzzLh

“You may remember Officer Stephanie Cockerill, who saved a woman from drowning this morning. Officer Cockerill made news in April when she arrested a homicide suspect during her first day on the job. https://t.co/mgp62Vgt5U”

Albuquerque Police scraps, rewrites entire use-of-force policy https://t.co/PTVV2tjVSj
06/15/2018

Albuquerque Police scraps, rewrites entire use-of-force policy https://t.co/PTVV2tjVSj

Nearly four years after the Department of Justice and Albuquerque Police Department signed on to a settlement agreement to reform the department, APD is now rewriting one of the key pieces of reform effort. 

06/14/2018

Tonight at 5pm will introduce its new Use of Force policy. Come join the discussion at the Police Oversight Board meeting in City Council Chambers. If you can't attend in person watch on GovTv.

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06/12/2018

https://t.co/zi8dk9orbp

Philadelphia police are receiving some advanced training to teach officers how to de-escalate situations without using deadly force, even when they encounter highly combative citizens.

APD's use of force policies may change https://t.co/6kuuFQaPj5
06/08/2018

APD's use of force policies may change https://t.co/6kuuFQaPj5

The City of Albuquerque and the Department of Justice are taking another look at Albuquerque Police Department’s use of force policies.

06/07/2018

Tune in to tonight so you can learn how to have input on new Use of Force policy 2-52. That policy will be submitted to the Police Oversight Board June 14th at 5pm in the City Council Chambers. Thanks

APD initiates child abuse investigation policy changes https://t.co/WGK94Ir132   via
06/07/2018

APD initiates child abuse investigation policy changes https://t.co/WGK94Ir132 via

Mayor calls for 'common sense' in handling evidence, using cameras

06/06/2018

Make sure to attend the June 14 POB meeting to hear about new Use of Force policy. There will be time for public comment. The meeting is at 5:00pm in City Council chambers

Please tune in https://t.co/56zHETR7v1
06/03/2018

Please tune in https://t.co/56zHETR7v1

“EYE ON NM- POLICE OVERSIGHT: Talking with about upcoming policy reviews, work with Community Policing Councils & oversight in a time of transition. Tonight at 4:30p on .”

‪Thank you Erica Zucco for this outreach opportunity! Tune in to KOB 4 Eye on NM this Sunday, 4:30 pm to learn more abou...
05/31/2018

‪Thank you Erica Zucco for this outreach opportunity! Tune in to KOB 4 Eye on NM this Sunday, 4:30 pm to learn more about our Police Oversight Agency from Executive Director Ed Harness & POB Members Chantal and Joanne! Let us know what questions you have... ‬

APD Reform: Starting Over After Four Years https://t.co/Wlsc1ssVdX
05/22/2018

APD Reform: Starting Over After Four Years
https://t.co/Wlsc1ssVdX

The federal court judge who is overseeing the Albuquerque Police Department's reform effort calmly ripped the effort's excruciatingly slow progress earlier thi

The City Trying ‘Trauma Training’ for Citizens — and Cops https://t.co/hvAelF9d1J via
05/01/2018

The City Trying ‘Trauma Training’ for Citizens — and Cops https://t.co/hvAelF9d1J via

Newark tries to restore trust with a novel program.

Police chiefs implore Congress not to pass concealed-carry reciprocity gun law https://t.co/cODyexCPeL
04/20/2018

Police chiefs implore Congress not to pass concealed-carry reciprocity gun law https://t.co/cODyexCPeL

The International Association of Chiefs of Police says allowing nationwide concealed carry of guns would “hamper law enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence."

5 steps to improving your performance as a use-of-force trainer https://t.co/X1SAFAaetQ
04/14/2018

5 steps to improving your performance as a use-of-force trainer https://t.co/X1SAFAaetQ

Effective police officer use of force or defensive tactics training requires a trainer who acts more like a coach than an instructor

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I Can't Believe This Video, This Guy Did Not Resist and Was Screaming For Help That We Would Do This Willingly, Then The Famous George Floyd's Last Words "I Can't Breathe!", While A Knee Is On His Neck and He Is Dead! What Makes This Worse Than George Floyd's Case, Is They Turn Him Over To Continue To Draw His Blood While Pinned Down and This Man's Body Just Is Flopping Around While He Is Know Completely Silent and Dead!
By Anthony W. De La Viña

Then they start asking "Hey Are You Ok, Slapping Him On The Back Of The Head". Then someone actually says can you feel a heart beat, I can't get one, all the while the medically trained Police Officers are still drawing his blood and this man is "DEAD" and has been dead for a few minutes, while they still are taking his blood. No emergency CPR or oxygen given to him, Just keep drawing his blood, like they know he is dead and want that methamphetamines to show as a way to try and protect themselves to say "Methamphetamine Heart Attack" while struggling, nope George Floyd all over because he cautiously says I can't breathe, I will do this willingly, help. Just the good Ood knee to the neck and he is dead like George Floyd, while drawing his blood....

I can't even believe this, this is the worst thing I have ever seen, because he is dead and they keep drawing his blood, then the first announcement like George Floyd was police found methamphetamines in his system and that must be the cause of his death! I am now frightened by some law enforcement in this country after watching this and going through everything I have been put through!

Now I am curious about is whose list was he on, patrol or Gang Task Force/Enforcement Units or a racially profiled since it says his father's name was Tapia or some Undercovers. Because Patrol just doesn't do this unless it is called in from someone to take his blood at all costs before he asks to go to the hospital.

Watch Both Videos, Not For The Faint Of Heart!
https://fb.watch/bV99Bn-oaN/

https://fb.watch/bV9g52vpvm/
The Death To All Civilian Oversight Committees and Review Boards!

Do You Want Phoenix Police Department and Phoenix Law Enforcement Association Setting The Laws For Your State and City? Or Do You Like Your State and City Relations With Law Enforcement The Way It Is Now, BecauseIt Could Become Like Phoenix, Leading The Country With Officer Involved Killings With Little To Zero Disciplining! Sicking Gang Task Force Dectives On Op**te Pain Management Patients and Very Respectable Internal Medicine Doctors!
By Anthony W. De La Viña

Local police Civilian Oversight Committee/Review Boards are either handled on a city by city issue or this goes to the State Bar Of Arizona or to the Arizona Supreme Court for state & federal guidelines/statutes, as there are hundreds of Civilian Oversight Committees/Review Boards across the United States! This statewide Bill could end up being in the United States Supreme Court setting case law for every state, county and city in our country!

This first need to be brought to the Arizona Supreme Court For A Ruling To See If The State Can Set Guidelines For every City or County's Civilian Review Board/Oversight Committee. If so who sets the guidelines certainly not the Police Unions otherwise we might at just use Phoenix Law Enforcement Association Civilian Oversight Committee that is stacked with police captains, assistant police chiefs and cvilian employee peers. So is this going to come down to the State Bar of Arizona or State Legislature to decide these training requirements, then these requirements are going to be challenged by whoever doesn't like what is decided.

If AZPOST or Phoenix Law Enforcement Association gets to set these requirements then you might as well use PLEA's version because nothing will ever get changed, now if you use attorney from the State Bar of Arizona that have experience not only in Police Procedure, State Law and past Court Rulings then you have something really to work for as attorneys experienced in Police Misconduct, Criminal Defense Attorneys and Past Proscecuters then you have a diverse group of experienced people that are one-sided biased to Police Unions like Phoenix Law Enforcement Association or to just favor the civilians, these people will follow the law and that is what is most important, can the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association agree with that last comment!

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"The Arizona Police Association applauded the signing of HB2567 into law by Governor Doug Ducey. The bill, sponsored by Rep. John Kavanagh, sets the requirements for a government committee, board or entity to investigate law enforcement officer’s misconduct.

The bill requires at least two-thirds of the membership of specified entities that investigate law enforcement officer misconduct to be Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (AZPOST) Board-certified officers.

The Arizona Police Association says HB2567 “simply makes police review boards consistent in their construction with all other professional occupational boards. It allows for industry professionals AND public/civilian members to evaluate the actions of those who come before it.”

The AZPOST Board consists of 13 members appointed by the Governor. The AZPOST Board is statutorily charged with prescribing minimum qualifications for officers. The AZPOST Board establishes minimum courses of training and minimum standards for training facilities for officers.

HB2567 provisions:

1. Requires two-thirds of the voting membership of any government committee, board or entity to be AZPOST certified law enforcement officers who are of any rank and from the same department or agency as the law enforcement officer who is the subject of investigation or disciplinary action if that committee, board or entity:
a) Investigates law enforcement officer misconduct;
b) Influences the conduct of or certifies law enforcement officer misconduct investigations;
c) Recommends disciplinary actions for law enforcement officer misconduct; or
d) Imposes discipline for law enforcement officer misconduct. (Sec. 1)
2. States that if the committee, board or entity consists of nonvoting members, no more than one-third of the members can be nonvoting members. (Sec. 1)
3. Allows a supervisor, a department or agency head that supervises a law enforcement officer to investigate and impose discipline for a law enforcement officer’s misconduct if the committee, board or entity does not meet the requirements to investigate. (Sec. 1)
4. States this does not apply to a governmental review committee, board or entity that does not determine the initial level of discipline or have authority to increase the severity of the disciplinary action. (Sec. 1)
5. Exempts AZPOST from the requirement that members of the government committee, board or entity be from the same department or agency. (Sec. 1)"

Link to the meeting: https://youtu.be/dA3yhU7Zr7c