DOJ To Hold Meeting On Albuquerque Police Probe

Jan 6, 2014

The U.S. Department of Justice is set to hold an invite-only meeting with community activists over its pending investigation into the Albuquerque Police Department.

Federal authorities have scheduled the closed-door gathering Tuesday in Albuquerque after the number of shootings by officers jumped at the end of 2013.

Advocates say federal officials are expected to give an update on the year-long investigation amid allegations of high-profile abuse cases. The Justice Department launched the probe at the end of 2012.

The department has seen close to three dozen shootings by officers since 2010. Critics have blamed the shootings on a departmental culture that fosters brutality.

Jewel Hall, president of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Center Board, says she's hoping federal authorities outline a plan for improving Albuquerque police.