DA says Albuquerque police sitting on shooting investigations and she wants to know why


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ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — A district attorney who recently made national headlines by seeking murder charges against two Albuquerque police officers says police aren't sending her information on other shootings to review.

District Attorney Kari Brandenburg on Tuesday sent Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden a letter asking about 13 investigations into police shootings her office is waiting to review. She says some of the investigations are 17 months old.

Albuquerque police later posted Brandenburg's letter on social media and said it investigates all cases thoroughly. The department also said that "detailed accuracy and transparency" are priorities.

Brandenburg and Albuquerque police are locked in a public battle over her decision to charge two officers in the March 2014 shooting of James Boyd. Police also forwarded a bribery investigation into Brandenburg to the New Mexico Attorney General's office.

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