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WATCH NOW: City guides, police and prosecutors share crime-fighting proposals in Albuquerque

Watch the press conference from 11:30 a.m.

by: Chris McKee

Posted: 9/21/2021 / 10:00 AM MDTUpdated: 09/21/2021 / 11:35 AM MDT

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – After nearly two months of efforts to gather ideas on how to fight crime in the Albuquerque area, local and state leaders are expected to come up with proposals or “workable solutions to fight crime” in a press conference Tuesday morning. KRQE News 13 will broadcast the press conference live here on this page from around 11:30 a.m.

The announcement comes after the completion of the so-called “Metro Crime Initiative” (MCI) of the city system “and help Albuquerque in the fight against crime.

The city’s five sessions covered topics such as early intervention in criminal activity, incarceration, distraction programs, court hearings, victim attorney resources, criminal re-entry into society, and career pipelines in public safety. Mayor Tim Keller hoped the initiative would help develop policy proposals for New Mexico state lawmakers, according to a press release about the program broadcast by city officials in July.

The press conference on Tuesday is expected to be attended by Mayor, city councilors, APD chief Harold Medina, New Mexico’s Attorney General Hector Balderas, Bernalillo County Attorney General, Albuquerque area lawmakers and other subject matter experts. This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is released.

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