Albuquerque, New Mexico 2021-02-23 23:42:45 –
“This is to regain confidence,” said Senator Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, District D16, who co-sponsored the bill. “This is a higher quality survey, just by changing the way the survey is processed.”
If the bill is enacted, the sheriff or police chief must report the use of force to the local district attorney within 24 hours. The DA will then need to report it to the State Attorney General 24 hours later. Finally, the AG must notify the governor within 24 hours.
“What we’re trying to do is get the AG to come in automatically early on. The AG shared with me that the surveys are often not independent,” Sedillo said. Senator Lopez said. “He told me anything better than it is now.”
The governor will have to keep a record of the use of publicly available deadly force reports.
The bill will also leave the investigation of the case to the Public Security Bureau.
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