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9:26 pm
Sat November 30, 2013

Group To Protest Against NM State Police Shooting

A routine traffic stop that turned to chaos when a teen physically confronted one New Mexico State Police officer and another officer fired shots at a minivan carrying children has sparked protest.

A group of residents is planning to rally Sunday outside the New Mexico State Police office in Taos.

They tell KRQE their trust in police is gone and they want the officers to be held accountable for the incident — which they call an excessive use of force.

State Police had no comment on the rally but confirmed they'll meet next week with residents.

Last month, police pulled over a family of six for speeding. The stop escalated when the mother, Oriana Farrell, drove off and disobeyed the officer's orders after being pulled over a second time.

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Information from: KRQE-TV, http://www.krqe.com

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