APD http://kunm.org en Albuquerque Police Shoot, Kill Wanted Suspect http://kunm.org/post/albuquerque-police-shoot-kill-wanted-suspect <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">Officials say Albuquerque police have shot and killed an armed suspect wanted by federal authorities.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;"><p>Deputy Chief William Roseman told reporters two officers shot the suspect Tuesday after he fled plain-clothed officers from a gas station.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:09:44 +0000 The Associated Press 48389 at http://kunm.org Albuquerque Police Shoot, Kill Wanted Suspect FOG: High Public Records Fees Are A Deterrent http://kunm.org/post/fog-high-public-records-fees-are-deterrent <p>People who request audio or video from the Albuquerque Police Department under the state’s Inspection of Public Records Act will no longer have to pay as much for DVDs or CDs. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Mexico Foundation for Open Government Executive Director Susan </span>Boe<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">said the City of Albuquerque has implemented a new policy after receiving complaints about high fees from media outlets and individuals.</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:28:34 +0000 Elaine Baumgartel 47785 at http://kunm.org FOG: High Public Records Fees Are A Deterrent US Marshals Deputy Fatally Shoots Fugitive In NM http://kunm.org/post/us-marshals-deputy-fatally-shoots-fugitive-nm <p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Marshals Service says a deputy has fatally shot a fugitive in southwest Albuquerque while trying to serve a federal arrest warrant.</span></p><p class="p1">They say deputy U.S. Marshals and task force officers from the District of New Mexico weren't injured in Wednesday's incident.</p><p class="p1">Details of the shooting weren't immediately released.</p><p class="p1">KOB-TV reports Albuquerque police responded to the scene on reports of a possible dead body along with the Office of the Medical Investigator.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:47:55 +0000 The Associated Press 47494 at http://kunm.org APD Releases Boyd Shooting Videos http://kunm.org/post/apd-releases-boyd-shooting-videos <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Albuquerque Police Department have released new footage related to a March police shooting of a homeless man — a shooting that later sparked a violent protest and angry calls for reform.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:04:23 +0000 Associated Press 46537 at http://kunm.org APD Releases Boyd Shooting Videos What's Next For Troubled Albuquerque Police? http://kunm.org/post/whats-next-troubled-albuquerque-police <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Outcry over recent police shootings continues to rattle New Mexico's largest city, spreading from street protests to rowdy demonstrations in government buildings.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 13:38:25 +0000 The Associated Press 44939 at http://kunm.org What's Next For Troubled Albuquerque Police? Police Investigating Man's Death During Standoff http://kunm.org/post/police-investigating-mans-death-during-standoff <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">UPDATE Mon. 5/5 5:30a - Albuquerque police said Sunday that an officer shot a man during a long SWAT standoff, but it remains unconfirmed if that caused the man's death.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;"><p>Police said that 50-year-old Armand Martin walked out of an Albuquerque home Saturday and fired two handguns.</p> Sun, 04 May 2014 13:50:48 +0000 The Associated Press & The Albuquerque Journal 44755 at http://kunm.org Police Investigating Man's Death During Standoff DOJ Promises Change http://kunm.org/post/doj-promises-change <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The <a href="http://www.justice.gov/usao/nm/APD.html">Department of Justice</a> held the first of three meetings Monday aiming to gather community input on Albuquerque’s police force.</p><p></p><p>People who showed up at the Westside’s Alamosa Community Center to give input last night were put off by the format of the meeting. It was not a public forum. Instead, commenters were given a number and then taken into a room where they spoke to DOJ employees as part of five-person focus groups.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 05:31:07 +0000 Marisa Demarco 44512 at http://kunm.org DOJ Promises Change APD's Mental Health Quandry http://kunm.org/post/apds-mental-health-quandry <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KUNM Call In Show Thu. 4/17&nbsp;</span>8a<span style="line-height: 1.5;">: &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Albuquerque Police Department recently made national headlines for the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/24/james-boyd-killed-by-cops_n_5021117.html">shooting of a man</a> in the&nbsp;Sandia&nbsp;foothills who was mentally ill</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:03:42 +0000 Deborah Martinez 43859 at http://kunm.org APD's Mental Health Quandry Three POC Members Resign http://kunm.org/post/three-poc-members-resign <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Three members of Albuquerque’s Police Oversight Commission resigned yesterday, saying the commission lacks the ability to provide real oversight of the city’s police force.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:03:13 +0000 Marisa Demarco 43953 at http://kunm.org Three POC Members Resign Oversight Commission: Our Hands Are Tied http://kunm.org/post/oversight-commission-our-hands-are-tied <p></p><p>The Police Oversight Commission met yesterday afternoon just hours after the Department of Justice released its <a href="http://kunm.net/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/140410-DOJ-APD-Findings-Letter.pdf">findings</a> on Albuquerque’s police force.</p><p>Chair *Jeffrey Peterson&nbsp;opened the regularly scheduled meeting with a statement about why the Police Oversight Commission has avoided commenting publicly on Albuquerque Police Department issues. He said the volunteer committee’s members have to skirt the appearance of bias.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 04:37:35 +0000 Marisa Demarco 43719 at http://kunm.org Oversight Commission: Our Hands Are Tied Feds Find Patterns of Excessive Force in APD http://kunm.org/post/feds-find-patterns-excessive-force-apd <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><p></p><p></p><p><span style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px;">A <a href="http://kunm.net/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/140410-DOJ-APD-Findings-Letter.pdf">scathing report</a> has been released by the Department of Justice that accuses Albuquerque Police Department of engaging in patterns and practices of excessive force.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 03:25:53 +0000 Rita Daniels 43718 at http://kunm.org Feds Find Patterns of Excessive Force in APD DOJ: Serious Problems in APD http://kunm.org/post/doj-serious-problems-apd <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">The U.S. Justice Department says institutional reform is needed to curb the "patterns of excessive force" that were turned up by a civil investigation of the Albuquerque Police Department.</span></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:54:35 +0000 Associated Press 43689 at http://kunm.org DOJ: Serious Problems in APD 4 Albuquerque Police Substations Vandalized http://kunm.org/post/4-albuquerque-police-substations-vandalized <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">Crews in Albuquerque are cleaning and repainting four police substations that were targets of vandalism, with red zigzags and other markings painted on exterior walls and windows.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">The substations were tagged Tuesday morning.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 18:39:02 +0000 Associated Press 43584 at http://kunm.org 4 Albuquerque Police Substations Vandalized Public Packs Albuquerque City Council Meeting On APD http://kunm.org/post/public-packs-albuquerque-city-council-meeting-apd <p>APD protestors and supporters turned out yesterday evening to the city council meeting in Downtown Albuquerque. More than 300 people filled the main chamber and overflow room. Those who didn’t make it in watched TV screens in Civic Plaza outside City Hall.&nbsp;</p><p>City Council President Ken Sanchez announced at the beginning of the meeting that Mayor Richard Berry would not attend. "Mayor Berry Sends his regrets about not being to attend tonight’s meeting."&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:37:38 +0000 Natalia Jácquez 43567 at http://kunm.org Public Packs Albuquerque City Council Meeting On APD APD Allies Rally Downtown http://kunm.org/post/apd-allies-rally-downtown <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Supporters are rallying to the defense of Albuquerque police, who have been criticized for a recent series of fatal shootings.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:10:11 +0000 Associated Press 43526 at http://kunm.org APD Allies Rally Downtown APD Review Officer Discusses Police Oversight http://kunm.org/post/apd-review-officer-discusses-police-oversight <p></p><p>Independent Review Officer Robin Hammer criticizes the city's Police Oversight Commission for failing to examine&nbsp;APD's&nbsp;overall policy on the use of force.</p><p>"The current commissioners have chosen not to use some of the powers they’ve already been given," she said in an interview with KUNM.&nbsp;"At no point in my 18 months has the Police Oversight Commission chosen to look at officer-involved shootings and to review what’s gone on."</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:59:30 +0000 Marisa Demarco 43430 at http://kunm.org APD Review Officer Discusses Police Oversight APD Crisis Team Not Called to Boyd Shooting http://kunm.org/post/apd-crisis-team-not-called-boyd-shooting <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A specialized Albuquerque police unit trained to defuse dangerous encounters with suspects battling mental illness was not used in the March 16 police shooting of a homeless man.</span></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:35:17 +0000 Associated Press 43377 at http://kunm.org APD Crisis Team Not Called to Boyd Shooting Protesters Draw Up Demands for APD http://kunm.org/post/protesters-draw-demands-apd <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Around 150 people gathered at the Center for Peace and Justice to create a list of demands on Monday night.</p><p>A block or so away, a couple dozen protesters gathered in front of the&nbsp;University of New Mexico Bookstore to continue to chant and call for reform of Albuquerque’s Police Department.</p><p>The center was wall-to-wall with activists from many backgrounds and organizations. Though opinions varied widely, the group eventually narrowed a list of 30-plus demands to three. They include:</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 06:25:24 +0000 Marisa Demarco 43241 at http://kunm.org Protesters Draw Up Demands for APD Mayor Berry: APD Showed Restraint http://kunm.org/post/mayor-berry-apd-showed-restraint <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mayor Richard Berry and </span>APD<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Chief Gordon Eden addressed the media this afternoon regarding yesterday's protest, which the mayor earlier characterized as "mayhem."&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At today's news conference, Berry reiterated that what happened was not productive and said demonstrators were attempting to escalate the situation.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:44:04 +0000 Marisa Demarco 43227 at http://kunm.org Momentum Builds at Sunday APD Demonstration http://kunm.org/post/momentum-builds-sunday-apd-demonstration <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Late Sunday night, protesters convened&nbsp;again in front of police headquarters, and </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">tear gas</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;was dispersed for the second time.&nbsp;The group disbanded but vowed to return. Stay tuned to KUNM 89.9 and kunm.org for updates.</span></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:56:41 +0000 Rita Daniels 43225 at http://kunm.org Momentum Builds at Sunday APD Demonstration Video of Sunday's Protest from The Daily Lobo http://kunm.org/post/video-sundays-protest-daily-lobo <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">http://youtu.be/Ag4a5UxcsBQ</span></p><p>UNM's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> student newspaper, the Daily Lobo, offered a special&nbsp;video report of yesterday's 12-hour protest of the Albuquerque Police Department. The newspaper creates a news broadcast show weekly called "The Howl," which is directed by Michael Warren. Scope the </span><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ag4a5UxcsBQ" style="line-height: 1.5;">paper's coverage</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:18:42 +0000 Marisa Demarco 43211 at http://kunm.org Video of Sunday's Protest from The Daily Lobo APD Clashes With Protesters http://kunm.org/post/apd-clashes-protesters <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry said last night a 10-hour protest over recent police shootings has turned from peaceful into "mayhem," as officers in riot gear clashed with protesters.</span></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:00:06 +0000 Associated Press 43206 at http://kunm.org APD Clashes With Protesters Big Picture: APD Shootings http://kunm.org/post/big-picture-apd-shootings <p>Someone has posted a YouTube video claiming to represent the hacker group Anonymous and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTsved6qgP0">promising to launch</a>&nbsp;an assault on the Albuquerque Police Department's&nbsp;websites.&nbsp;</p><p>As a Downtown protest against APD’s use of deadly force concluded Tuesday night, officers <a href="http://krqe.com/2014/03/26/video-morning-news-wednesday-march-26-2014/">opened fire</a> on a man on the Westside. He died Wednesday morning.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:02:39 +0000 Marisa Demarco 43024 at http://kunm.org Big Picture: APD Shootings APD Guns Down Westside Man http://kunm.org/post/apd-guns-down-westside-man <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:30:33 +0000 Associated Press 43004 at http://kunm.org APD Guns Down Westside Man Homeless Group Calls for Homes, Not Handcuffs http://kunm.org/post/homeless-group-calls-homes-not-handcuffs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><strong>UPDATE: March 26, 2014</strong>—Hundreds marched Downtown last night to protest the Albuquerque Police Department's killing of a foothills camper on March 16. As the demonstration wound down, APD&nbsp;opened fire on a man on the Westside, who police say, fired shots at them first. The suspect <a href="http://www.abqjournal.com/374422/abqnewsseeker/apd-chief-suspect-in-hospital-after-officers-fire-at-him-2.html">died at the hospital</a>.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:04:11 +0000 Deborah Martinez 43001 at http://kunm.org Homeless Group Calls for Homes, Not Handcuffs Was Crisis Officer Present When APD Shot Foothills Camper? http://kunm.org/post/was-crisis-officer-present-when-apd-shot-foothills-camper <p></p><p>When police interact with people facing mental health issues, they send an officer trained in crisis intervention to defuse a volatile situation. &nbsp;Those officers are key in preventing the kind of violence that ended in the death of a camper in the Sandia foothills last week.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:31:31 +0000 Deborah Martinez 42954 at http://kunm.org Was Crisis Officer Present When APD Shot Foothills Camper? Department Of Justice Continues APD Investigation http://kunm.org/post/department-justice-continues-apd-investigation <p></p><p>Around 60 residents held signs and photos of loved ones killed by Albuquerque police last night in southwest Albuquerque. The gathering, organized by the U.S. Department of Justice, was held to give civilians the chance to speak with federal investigators about possible police misconduct that may have gone unreported.</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 00:16:38 +0000 25112 at http://kunm.org Department Of Justice Continues APD Investigation