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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Garduno sponsors bill for DOJ investigation

City of Albuquerque Councilor Rey Garduno is sponsoring city bill No. R-11-275. The bill is a resolution supporting an investigation by the Department of Justice into the Albuquerque Police Department to establish whether there has been a pattern or practice of civil rights violations. The resolution cites Mayor Berry's agreement cooperate with any investigation and recent spikes in the use of deadly force by APD. The bill will be presented at the City Council meeting on Sept. 19, at 5:00p.m. People who wish to participate in the public forum are asked to arrive at 4:00p.m. to sign up to speak. Supporters of the families of victims who have been shot by APD officers are asked to wear blue to show their support.

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