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Justice Department to Announce Results of Civil Investigation
into Albuquerque Police Department’s Use of Force

April 7, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE – In November 2012, the Department of Justice opened a civil investigation to determine whether the Albuquerque Police Department (ADP) 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 Department has concluded its investigation, and will announce the results of the investigation 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.

Following the announcement, representatives of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office will meet with City officials, APD officials, officials of the Albuquerque Police Officers Association, community advocates and other stakeholders, to discuss the results of the investigation.  No further information will be released until the press conference.

WHO: Acting Assistant Attorney General Jocelyn Samuels, Civil Rights DivisionActing U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez for the District of New Mexico
WHAT:          Press conference to announce results of the Justice Department’s investigation into the Albuquerque Police Department
WHEN: THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014, 10:00 a.m. MDT

U.S. Attorney’s Office
10th Floor Multi-Media Room (Reception on 9th Floor)
201 Third Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102


NOTE:  All media must present government-issued photo ID (such as driver’s license) as well as valid media credentials.  Media may begin to arrive at 9:30 a.m.  Press inquiries regarding logistics should be directed to Jessica Masoner at 505-224-1448.

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