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SEP 30, 2014 - NPR

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Where Activists See Gray, Albuquerque Police See Black And White

If a suspect threatens officers, police say they have a right to defend themselves. But a Justice Department report said the police in Albuquerque have used force unnecessarily; two ex-officers agree.

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SEP 30, 2014 - NPR

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Albuquerque Police Department Faces Federal And Public Scrutiny

In this city, drug-related violence is part of everyday life, and police say they sometimes have to use excessive force to protect themselves. But the Justice Department says otherwise.

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SEP 30, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Chief: Officer's words in shooting 'unacceptable'

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police chief says an officer using foul language and calling a suspect he later fatally shot a "lunatic" on a recording is "completely unacceptable." Chief Gorden Eden told The Associated Press on Tuesday that officer Keith Sandy violated department policy when he used an expletive to describe a 38-year-old man struggling with mental illness.

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SEP 30, 2014 - NPR

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Justice Department Investigates Use Of Force Among Albuquerque Police

The Justice Department is investigating 26 police departments across the country. Among them is Albuquerque, N.M., where police have shot dozens of people in the past few years, 25 of them fatally.

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SEP 13, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Protest rally against NM police shooting contest

The city and its police department are hosting the National Rifle Association competition from Saturday to Wednesday for law enforcement members who can "select to fire in just one match or fire in all of the championship match events." In recent months, the city has been rocked by angry protests and a U.S. Justice Department investigation over more than 40 ...

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