Dustin Ketchum

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Service Record

Albuquerque New Mexico Police Department

Rank Officer
Date of Service Hired on March 27, 2021.[1]
Salary $68,411 (2022)[2]
Last Known Status Active

Incident Reports

2022 Death of Keshawn Thomas

Response Timeline

The department's Internal Affairs Force Division investigation found that the officers violated department policies. Ketchum violated policies regarding rendering aid, de-escalation, and conducting a preliminary investigation and was given a written reprimand. The investigation found the shooting to be "necessary, reasonable, minimal and proportional pursuant the perceived imminent and immediate threat".[3]

The family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city, the department, the chief, and the three officers.[4]

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