APD Forward Lauds Choice for Independent Federal Monitor

ALBUQUERQUE, NM—Today, the APD Forward coalition applauded the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the City of Albuquerque’s choice of Public Management Resources (PMR) for independent federal monitor, the position that will oversee the settlement agreement governing reforms of the Albuquerque Police Department (APD). The following quote may be attributed to ACLU-NM Executive Director Peter Simonson on behalf of APD Forward:

“APD Forward felt Dr. Ginger’s firm, Public Management Resources, was one of two highly qualified candidates for this critical role. Not only does his team bring extensive experience from monitoring the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the New Jersey State Police, but in his submissions to the City, Dr. Ginger outlined a sophisticated plan for monitoring which included a formal process for community engagement.”

On January 13, APD Forward released its top three picks for the role of federal monitor and the criteria used for analyzing the top picks. That information is available at the APD Forward website.