Saturday, January 17, 2015

Albuquerque police union says cops are terrified of being held accountable, are looking for new jobs elsewhere.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —Earlier this week, two Albuquerque cops were charged with murder in connection with a highly controversial shooting.

Shaun Willoughby, the vice president of Albuquerque’s police union, says some officers are thinking about leaving the department and the reason is simple.

“These officers are terrified,” Willoughby said. “They are scared to do their job.”

Albuquerque police have been involved in more than 40 shootings since 2010. The game changer was James Boyd, a homeless camper armed with knives who was shot and killed by two officers in the foothills last spring.

“You're dealing with violently unstable, unpredictable people that are armed,” said Willoughby.
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