The website for the Independent Monitor of the Albuquerque Police Department’s compliance efforts regarding a Court-Approved Settlement Agreement (CASA) between the US Department of Justice and the City of Albuquerque.

The CASA covers nine areas of reform that the APD and the City of Albuquerque have agreed to implement over the coming years. These include:

  • Use of Force
  • Specialized tactical and investigative units
  • Crisis intervention
  • Allegations of misconduct intake, investigation, and adjudication
  • Policies and training
  • Staffing, management and supervision
  • Recruitment, selection and promotions
  • Officer assistance and support; and
  • Community engagement and oversight.

The purpose of this website is to:

  • Keep the public informed about APD’s progress in complying with the CASA during the proposed four-year life of the compliance project
  • Serve as a readily accessible “portal” for those interested in the CASA, the APD’s performance in complying with the terms of the CASA, and the monitor’s activities and determinations regarding APD’s compliance
  • Offer a location to provide interested citizens of Albuquerque ready access to the monitor’s status reports, progress updates, and related points of information
  • Introduce interested parties to the monitoring team
  • Serve as a repository of each of the monitor’s reports assessing APD’s compliance efforts
  • Offer a “location” to ask questions and receive answers about the monitoring process
  • Provide notice of upcoming events, meetings, and CASA-related public meetings and similar events that may be of interest to the public.