Group to protest over NM minivan shooting

November 30, 2013 • State News

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A routine traffic stop that turned to chaos when a teen physically confronted one New Mexico State Police officer and another officer fired shots at a minivan carrying children has sparked [auth] protest.

A group of residents is planning to rally Sunday outside the New Mexico State Police office in Taos.

They tell KRQE ( their trust in police is gone and they want the officers to be held accountable for the incident — which they call an excessive use of force.

State Police had no comment on the rally but confirmed they’ll meet next week with residents.

Last month, police pulled over a family of six for speeding. The stop escalated when the mother, Oriana Farrell, drove off and disobeyed the officer’s orders after being pulled over a second time.

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