Department of Justice to explain APD investigation at public meeting Monday

Posted at: 02/11/2013 2:58 PM
Updated at: 02/11/2013 5:16 PM
By: KOB.com staff

The U.S. Department of Justice will answer questions from the public Monday about the current investigation of alleged civil rights violations by the Albuquerque Police Department.

The DOJ announced last fall that that would examine APD to see if it could find any practices or patterns of civil rights violations.

APD has been under fire from civil rights advocates in recent months. The department has seen 25 officer-involved shootings - 17 of them fatal - since 2010. The department has also faced criticism over a number of cases alleging abuse by officers.

At Monday's meeting, officials from the DOJ will attempt to respond to questions and clarify the scope of the investigation.

The meeting will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.at the Cesar Chavez Community Center, off of Louisiana and Kathryn in Southeast Albuquerque.

Stay with KOB for more coverage of this meeting.