Council hears concerns about police force

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Posted: Monday, April 7, 2014 2:16 pm | Updated: 11:12 am, Tue Apr 8, 2014.

ALBUQUERQUE — Hundreds of people packed Albuquerque City Hall on Monday evening to voice their concerns about the embattled police department and to demand changes ranging from increased officer training to better availability of mental health services that could help stop violent clashes with officers.

The council cleared Monday night’s agenda to hear from the public. As the meeting got underway, the U.S. Department of Justice announced it would soon be releasing the long-awaited results of its investigation into complaints of civil rights violations and allegations of excessive use of force in the department.

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  • Frank Ettenberg posted at 10:13 am on Tue, Apr 8, 2014.

    fettenberg Posts: 8

    PS I didn't mean to report Mr Newman's comment! I just clicked the triangle with the ! point in it! I thought his comment was right on!

  • Michael Faust posted at 9:28 am on Tue, Apr 8, 2014.

    Mike Faust Posts: 23

    What---- does radiation somehow make those with a badge go full tilt gonzo?

  • Joseph Newman posted at 8:50 am on Tue, Apr 8, 2014.

    jenewman Posts: 6

    The "culture of violence that has permeated the city" exists in the entire state. While APD is the current focus, recently the national/international focus has been the child-abuse-death-resulting, the teen-on-teen murder, Roswell school shooting, cougar poaching as well as the frequent and deplorable animal killing contests targeting indigenous species. We have a Governor with a husband who travels to Florida on vacation to kill alligators? All these acts are related and contribute to the seemingly perpetual enabling of New Mexico's culture of violence. The state requires more advanced thinking, attention to science, genuine compassion and humanity in its political representatives and the citizens who elect them. We desperately require 21th Century sensibilities and not regressive territorial wild west behavior.

  • Mel Hayes posted at 8:31 am on Tue, Apr 8, 2014.

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  • Ron Romero posted at 8:10 am on Tue, Apr 8, 2014.

    RonRomero Posts: 144

    Where are you Newman and Lucero? Do you now see how democracy works? The vast majority of caring citizens see the injustice and are actively calling for an end to the clear problem.. You "police can do no wrong because they're all heroes" apologists need to realize that there is a major crisis at APD and the DOJ will take action, hopefully severe action. The people are right and you are not. Keep watching in case you are still ignorant to the issue.


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