New Mexico Called ‘Textbook Example’ of Militarized Policing

Critics say a militarized police culture has continued to push New Mexico police agencies to the forefront of U.S. fatal police shootings, despite reform efforts. Since 2015, police in the Albuquerque metro area 42 civilians have been killed, propelling the state to the second-highest rate of fatal police shootings in the U.S., just behind Alaska.