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US Justice Department seeking community input on possible reforms for Albuquerque police dept.

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ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — The U.S. Justice Department is seeking community input on possible reforms for the Albuquerque Police Department over its use of force.

The federal agency recently issued a scathing report on what it called excessive force and a culture of abuse and aggression at the Albuquerque Police Department.

Albuquerque officers have shot at 37 men since 2010, killing 23.

The report also criticized the city's oversight system and limited powers in investigating cases of questionable police conduct.

The Justice Department now is organizing meetings for the week of April 28.

Federal officials will meet with Albuquerque community stakeholders, police officers, and police and city officials to gather insights and recommendations on how the police department should be reformed.

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