Police Oversight Committee drops deadly shooting item

Posted at: 03/14/2013 9:47 PM
Updated at: 03/14/2013 10:15 PM
By: Danielle Todesco, KOB Eyewitness News 4

The first Albuquerque Police Oversight Commission meeting was held just a week after a man was shot and killed by Albuquerque Police Department officers.
That man's family was at the meeting Thursday night.     

Parrish Denison's aunt and cousin were hoping to hear discussion on how the Police Oversight Commission reviews Officer Involved Shooting Investigations, using Denison's case as a recent example. But the Commission removed it from the agenda.

Denison's aunt Gaye Stone signed up to speak during public comment.

"We have many questions. We don't get really any clear answers from anyone. We would really like to know what happened - just what happened," Stone said.

After Stone spoke, several other families whose relatives were killed by Albuquerque Police Department officers approached her at the meeting to give her information on what to do next, including how to contact the Department of Justice for their investigation into APD's use of force.