Albuquerque police protest planned for June

Created: 05/23/2014 1:02 PM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - Critics of Albuquerque police say they are planning a protest march in June and plan to put the city's top officer "on trial."

David Correia, a critic of the police and an American studies professor at the University of New Mexico, said the march is scheduled for June 21 at Roosevelt Park and is expected to draw the families of those shot by police.

Earlier this month at a rowdy city council meeting, Correia called for a citizen's arrest of Police Chief Gorden Eden over recent police shootings. Protesters say they intend to put Eden on trial.

The city is entering negotiations with the Justice Department over pending reform following a harsh report blasting Albuquerque police on its use of force and 39 police shootings since 2010.

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