Department of Justice to hold second informational meeting about APD on Wednesday

Posted at: 02/13/2013 9:09 AM
Updated at: 02/13/2013 10:21 AM
By: staff

Photo: APD chief Ray Schultz
Photo: APD chief Ray Schultz

The Department of Justice will hold its second meeting Wednesday in Albuquerque to gather evidence from residents about the alleged use of excessive force by the Albuquerque Police Department.

The first meeting was held Monday night, and many people shared their stories.

"I'm trying to deal with what I witnessed and what I saw from the men that are supposed to protect. These men ruined my life, they murdered my dad in front of my face," one man said.

DOJ says they're hoping to get concrete evidence, including photos, videos and anything people might have.

They want to determine whether APD has a pattern of violating civil rights through the use of force.

DOJ says APD and the city of Albuquerque have been cooperative throughout the investigation.

Wednesday's meeting will be held at the Alamosa Community Center near Coors and Bridge and will start at 5:30 p.m.