After more than a week of silence, Albuquerque’s Mayor RJ Berry yesterday said police chief Gordon Eden’s rush to declare the March 16 shooting of James Boyd “justified” was a mistake.
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In response, residents in Albuquerque are coming together tonight at 6pm for a march to APD headquarters to demand action to stop the shootings.
Join ProgressNowNM and other progressive and community organizations tonight at 6pm at the Alvarado Transportation Center for a rally and march to APD headquarters off of Civic Plaza. Read more on Facebook here.
The US Department of Justice has been reviewing use of force incidents by the Albuquerque Police Department since November 2012. At the time, the department had been involved in 25 shootings -17 fatal – in less than 2 years. Since then the department has seen 11 more.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Take Action. Send a message to US Attorney General Eric Holder asking him to expedite the USDOJ’s inquiry into APD’s shootings and policies. Albuquerque deserves an answer and help to restore trust and confidence in the leadership of our department.