This week at the Roundhouse, a bill calling for changing police standards statewide and requiring training on so-called de-escalation tactics is under consideration.
Tom Trowbridge reports
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The police reform bill—Senate Bill 227—with its statewide use-of-force standard for all law enforcement in New Mexico, would eliminate what reform advocates call the “patchwork of failed use of force policies,” that has caused New Mexico to lead the nation in rates of police killings.
Albuquerque Democrat Linda Lopez is the sponsor:
Lopez says the bill would change the way New Mexico’s law enforcement officers are trained.
The bill has been assigned to the Senate Health and Public Affairs Committee.
For the New Mexico News Network, I’m Tom Trowbridge