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Unruly protests end Albuquerque council meeting

May 6, 2014 • State News


Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden, far right, was present at the City Council meeting Monday, April 7, 2014, in Albuquerque, NM. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Journal, Roberto Rosales)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque city councilors walked out of a meeting Monday night that spun out of control when dozens of people chanted demands for the police chief to be fired and the mayor to be recalled for their handling of the embattled Police Department.

With the agency under intense scrutiny over its use of force, the council was going to discuss whether the police chief’s position should be one selected by the council or by voters. The meeting came two days after a fatal police shooting and weeks after a harsh U.S. Justice Department Login to read more

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