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Protestors peacefully gather to end police brutality

Updated: 06/21/2014 6:14 PM | Created: 06/21/2014 6:05 PM
By: Lauren Hansard, KOB Eyewitness News 4

It's a scene that is becoming all too familiar in Albuquerque, activists taking the streets in protest against APD. This comes after the U.S. Department of Justice found a culture of aggression with the department.

"I'm here to represent my son Alfred Redwine and all the people that have been brutalized by APD," said Sandra Othole. Othole is the mother of Alfred Redwine, who was shot by APD in 2013.

Redwine and 27 others have been shot by APD since 2010.

Each of those killed is represented today with a makeshift tombstone. There was also a casket full of names of people killed by police across the country. A message to end police brutality in a peaceful way.

"I think any message that is delivered peacefully is a good message and today was a demonstration of a peaceful nonviolent message asking APD to change their ways, we want a better Albuquerque. We want a better APD," said organizer Alma Rose

The last of the protestors left around 5:30 tonight.


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