DOJ will host forum Monday on Albuquerque police probe

Posted at: 03/03/2013 11:52 AM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department will allow Albuquerque residents two more chances to learn about a pending federal probe into Albuquerque police.

Federal officials have scheduled a community meeting Monday at the Barela's Community Center and another one Wednesday at Palo Duro Senior Center.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says the forums are opportunities for residents to learn about the federal investigation into use of force by the Albuquerque Police Department and to allow residents to submit information.

U.S. Justice Department announced in November it was investigating the Albuquerque Police Department after a string of officer-involved shootings and high-profile abuse cases alleging the use of excessive and deadly force.

Jewel Hall, a vocal critic of the department, says she's going to wait and see what comes out of the meetings.

If you can't make it to either meeting, call in your concerns at 1-855-544-5134 or email at community.albuquerque@usdoj.gov

If you go:

Mon. March 4, 2013

Barelas Community Center

801 Barelas St. SW

4:30- 6:30 p.m.

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Wed. March 6, 2013

Palo Duro Community Center

5221 Palo Duro NE

6-8 p.m. 

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