Dept. of Justice schedules community meetings on APD reforms

Posted at: 04/22/2014 2:23 PM
Updated at: 04/22/2014 2:28 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

The Department of Justice has scheduled three community meetings regarding reforms for the Albuquerque Police Department.

The meetings are scheduled on the following dates:

Monday, April 28, 2014
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Alamosa Community Center
6900 Gonzales Road SW
Albuquerque, NM 87121

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Palo Duro Senior Center
5221 Palo Duro NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Community Center
7505 Kathryn SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108

Community members do not need to wait until April 28 to share their concerns or insights about APD. The DOJ continues to monitor the APD community hotline, which is available for both English and Spanish speakers at 1-855-544-5134 and via the APD community email address at

Individuals who wish to meet with DOJ representatives during the week of April 28 also can schedule meetings through the hotline and community email address.

DOJ representatives will also meet with community stakeholders, police officers and police and city officials to gather insights and recommendations on how APD should be reformed.

After the DOJ released the findings from their investigation into the police department on April 10, the city of Albuquerque agreed to enter into negotiations to reach agreement on a blueprint for reform.