Live Blog: Mayor, APD Chief host DOJ press conference

April 2nd, 2014 at 3:46 pm by under Latest Posts, Live Events

Live blog following Twitter posts from @ChrisMcKeeTV, @katiekim, @tinajensonKRQE and @cjproctor74 at the Mayor and APD conference regarding the DOJ investigation.

  • We’ll have more on the Mayor’s requests on @krqe at 5:30.
  • Press conference has just ended. Chief Eden now speaking to reporters about the Mayor’s letter to DOJ.
  • @ChrisMcKeeTV asks Mayor why Torres, Ellis shootings weren’t game-changers.
  • Mayor asking for 100% of APD officers to undergo crisis intervention training. Says right now about 27% of officers have it.
  • Third and final page of Mayor Berry’s letter to the DOJ
  • #apd will hire one more deputy chief, bringing total to 4, to oversee DOJ findings, supervise internal affairs and training #abq
  • Page two of Mayor Berry’s letter to
  • Mayor Berry: James Boyd officer involved shooing incident was “a game changer.”
  • Mayor says Boyd shooting was a game-changer.
  • Mayor says he wants community to “craft additional plans and solutions including support of our APD officers”
  • Page one of Mayor Berry’s letter to
  • Mayor Berry: “to city councilors: please work on reforms to citizens police oversight commission”
  • @Mayor_Berry: in light of shooting of homeless camper James Boyd, we cannot wait to make changes, must act now
  • @MayorRJBerry wrote letter today to #DOJ to expedite review of #apd investigation
  • Mayor Berry: “In light of James Boyd shooting “we need to do more and take action now”
  • Berry: “I do not feel we can wait any longer” in light of James Boyd shooting.
  • Mayor has started speaking. Asked DOJ to expedite review and ask to enter in negotiations about changes
  • Media waiting for the mayor and police chief. How are we going to fit?
  • Mayor, Police Chief having another press conference on APD at 3:30. We’re gonna stream it on Tune in!
  • Two dozen news people, 8 TV cameras, and one tiny conference room…
  • Mayor R.J. Berry & APD Chief Gorden Eden to hold press conference momentarily about information shared to DOJ @krqe to live stream

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