DOJ Community Meetings

April 22nd, 2014 at 4:22 pm by under Latest Posts

Department of Justice representatives will be meeting with community stakeholders, police officers, and police and city officials to gather insights and recommendations on how APD should be reformed.

DOJ has scheduled the following meetings to provide members of the community at large with the opportunity to have input into this process:

Monday, April 28, 2014
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Alamosa Community Center
6900 Gonzales Road SW
Albuquerque, NM 87121
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Palo Duro Senior Center
5221 Palo Duro NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Community Center
7505 Kathryn SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
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Community members, however, do not need to wait until April 28th to share their concerns or insights about APD and to submit recommendations for implementing reform in APD. DOJ continues to monitor the APD community hotline, which is available for both English and Spanish speakers, 1-855-544-5134, and the APD community email address at community.albuquerque@usdoj.gov.

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

One Response to “DOJ Community Meetings”

  1. Patricia Sanchez says:

    it’s taken me all this time to believe that it’s ok for me to come forward and try to speak about what happened to our son/family. I hope this is true that we can meet with a real person by appt since I can’t handle sitting in long meetings. Our whole family was traumatized. Police here have made me feel afraid to complain because we are afraid they will have another reason to “be out for” our mentally ill son. On the other hand, one young officer DID have the courage to come to our door after our last incident and as he said it, he “want(ed) to apologize for all the bad officers we have had to deal with in the past”. HE was the beginning of hope that something may be done. There ARE officers who see and care and want something better. I will not say who he was because he may be ostracized too!

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