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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Mexico

Monday, June 22, 2015


Independent Monitor for APD Reform Process to Introduce Monitoring Team to the Albuquerque Community

ALBUQUERQUE – James D. Ginger, Ph.D., the court-appointed independent monitor overseeing the reform process of the Albuquerque Police Department, will hold a press conference to introduce the members of the monitoring team and discuss the role of the Independent Monitor.  Dr. Ginger will be joined by U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez, Albuquerque Mayor Richard M. Berry, City Councilor Trudy Jones, Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden, Jr., Albuquerque City Attorney Jessica M. Hernandez and President Stephanie Lopez of the Albuquerque Police Officers’ Association.  The press conference will be held TOMORROW, JUNE 23, 2015 AT 10:00 A.M. at the U.S. Attorney’s Office.  No further information will be released until the press conference.

WHO:             James D. Ginger, Ph.D., Court-Appointed Independent Monitor              

                       U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez

                       Albuquerque Mayor Richard M. Berry

                       Albuquerque City Councilor Trudy Jones

                       Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden, Jr.

                       Albuquerque City Attorney Jessica M. Hernandez

                       President Stephanie Lopez, Albuquerque Police Officers’ Association

WHAT:          Press conference to introduce monitoring team for reform process of

                      Albuquerque Police Department

WHEN:          TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015, 10:00 A.M.

WHERE:       U.S. Attorney’s Office

                      10th Floor Multi-Media Room (Reception on 9th Floor)

                      201 Third Street NW

                      Albuquerque, NM 87102

                                    OPEN PRESS

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 9:45 a.m.  Inquiries regarding logistics should be directed to Alyssa Ferda at 505-224-1480 or

Updated June 22, 2015