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Thu May 29, 2014
Albuquerque Police Critics Launch New Website
Critics of the Albuquerque Police Department have launched a new website aimed at organizing information about upcoming protests and monitoring officer behavior.
A coalition of activists recently unveiled apdprotest.org and are planning a June 21 rally outside of downtown.
David Correia, an organizer and an American Studies professor at the University of New Mexico, says advocates wanted to have a centralize website to disseminate information and have a platform to discuss problems with Albuquerque police.
The Albuquerque Police Department has been under increased scrutiny since the U.S. Justice Department released a scathing review of its use of force. The agency also has been involved in 40 police shootings since 2010.
The city is negotiating with federal officials over police reform proposals.
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