ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A rash of police shootings across New Mexico has prompted renewed calls for reform of law enforcement procedures.
Albuquerque police on Sunday shot and critically injured a man after a domestic call — the fourth shooting involving police in the state's largest city in just over a month. Albuquerque police are already under federal investigation for shootings and excessive force claims.
The shooting comes on the heels of four shootings in a similar time period by state police officers, including an officer firing at a minivan full of children.
Jewel Hall, president of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Center Board in Albuquerque, says the past four weeks have been like a Wild West movie. She blames training and police culture for the shootings.