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Albuquerque Police Department limits role in US task forces

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The Albuquerque Police Department says it is no longer assigning officers to U.S. Marshal task forces and has removed a detective from one such task force because of differences in policies on reviewing use of force.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that the changes occurred after a 2016 shooting during which a police detective fired his weapon during a shootout with a suspect.

A Civilian Police Oversight Agency official says a review found that the detective didn't violate the department's use of force policy.

However, the oversight agency's executive director, Ed Harness, says police officials couldn't review tactics, supervision and equipment used during the shooting because the task force has difference policies than the police department.

Department spokesman Gilbert Gallegos says officers still work on task forces with other federal agencies.

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