The Police Oversight Board will hold a mayoral candidate forum on the subjects of police reform and civilian police oversight.
Albuquerque’s mayoral candidates will have a chance to tell the world about their views on the police department’s reform efforts and on civilian police oversight on August 10.
The Police Oversight Board has decided to hold a mini-candidate forum on the two topics and has invited all the candidates to the event, which will be held at the POB’s next board meeting.
Each candidate will have five minutes to express their views on the subjects. Then, POB board members will have a chance to spend five minutes questioning each candidate.
And a warning to candidates who decide to attend: you can’t waste time telling people how long you’ve lived here. You’ll be expected to talk about police reform and civilian police oversight.
POB Chair Joanne Fine set up the forum and has invited all the candidates.
It is a public meeting and open to everyone who wants to attend and hear the candidates’ views. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. in the City Council chambers in Downtown Albuquerque.
Fine said the candidate forum is near the top of the agenda.