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Investigation into Albuquerque Police Department

In November 2012, the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Mexico opened a civil investigation to determine whether the Albuquerque Police Department engages in a pattern or practice of use of excessive force, including use of unreasonable deadly force, in violation of the Constitution and federal law.  The results of the investigation will be announced at a press conference to be held at 10:00 a.m. MDT, on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at the Albuquerque office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico.

Do you have information relevant to the APD investigation?


Individuals who have information relevant to the Justice Department’s investigation into the use of force by APD are encouraged to contact the Department via email at community.albuquerque@usdoj.gov or by calling the Department’s toll free number,  (855) 544-5134, which is available for both English and Spanish speakers.

The following links are available:

JULY 24, 2014, Joint Statement of Principles by the United States Department of Justice and the City of Albuquerque Regarding the Albuquerque Police Department

JULY 24, 2014, Justice Department Issues Joint Statement Of Principles With City Of Albuquerque, New Mexico, To Reform Albuquerque Police Department

24 de julio de 2014,
EL DEPARTAMENTO DE JUSTICIA DÁ A CONOCER DECLARACION CONJUNTA DE PRINCIPIOS CON LA CIUDAD DE ALBUQUERQUE, NUEVO MÉXICO PARA REFORMAR EL DEPARTAMENTO DE POLICIA DE ALBUQUERQUE

April 15, 2014,
STATEMENT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE CONDEMING
THREATS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST POLICE OFFICER

April 10, 2014, letter reporting findings of Department of Justice's civil investigation into the Albuquerque Police Department

April 10, 2014, Summary of Department of Justice's Findings - Albuquerque Police Department Investigation

April 10, 2014 Remarks as Prepared for Delivery By
Acting U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez, District of New Mexico, on the Albuquerque Police Department Investigation

April 10, 2014 Justice Department Releases Investigative Findings On The Albuquerque Police Department

April 7, 2014, Justice Department to Announce Results of Civil Investigation
into Albuquerque Police Department’s Use of Force

November 27, 2012, JUSTICE DEPARTMENT LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION OF THE
ALBUQUERQUE POLICE DEPARTMENT’S USE OF FORCE

SPECIAL LITIGATION SECTION CASES AND MATTERS

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