Police Complaints

APD Shoots People More than Police in Other Cities


APD officers shot 14 people last year, killing nine, and they’re on a pace to match that this year after Tuesday’s shooting.

Is that unusually high for a city like ours? We took a look at the number of police shootings in similarly sized cities.

Is the number of police shootings in Albuquerque unusually high? According to the numbers, yes. According to Chief Shultz, it just means people in Albuquerque deserve it:

[Schultz] said his officers are put in more situations where they have to use deadly force than officers in other cities. But, he can’t pinpoint why.