Rally against APD held downtown

Updated: 04/12/2014 6:47 PM | Created: 04/12/2014 6:22 PM
By: Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Saturday, a fifth rally against the Albuquerque Police Department was held since the death of homeless man James Boyd.

Even though the Department of Justice released their finding, protesters say they are not satisfied.

They say it is because they do not want the attention of the public to wane, or for officials to think everything is okay and they can go on with business as usual.

This was a very peaceful, generally informed group.

Most people who talked to KOB Eyewitness News 4 have been to other rallies.

People who talked to KOB say they want to make sure the DOJ recommendations really happen and that they want change at the top.

“Because we can't just stop with that because the DOJ conducted their thing, it's to keep pushing the engine and now let officials be in the driver’s seat,” protester Jim Bows said. “The people have to take control and keep control and that's why I'm here.”

The group reached nearly 100.

That is smaller than some of the past protests.

Organizers also passed out flyers telling citizens how to exert their rights.

They encouraged applicable people to sign up for class action lawsuits for abuse by APD and told them how and where to report abuse. 

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