Albuquerque, NM – The Office of Attorney General Hector Balderas on December 30, 2022, released findings from their independent investigation into the Albuquerque Police Department’s (APD) handling of a SWAT situation that led to the tragic death of 15-year-old Brett Rosenau. The investigation concluded Rosenau’s death was “avoidable” and APD and Bernalillo County Sherriff’s Office deputies had opportunities to use “non-lethal” interventions which would have prevented the fire that killed Rosenau.
ATTORNEY GENERAL FINDINGS IN BRETT ROSENAU DEATH SHOW CLEAR NEED FOR USE-OF-FORCE LEGISLATION, SAYS ACLU-NMShare
APD FORWARD CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF POLICE BODY CAMERA FOOTAGE OF CAR ACCIDENT THAT ENDED IN A FATAL POLICE SHOOTING
APD Forward, a coalition of community organizations and individuals seeking to reform APD, is calling for the prompt release of body camera footage of this shooting so that the driver’s family and the community have a transparent accounting of how a routine police call led to his death.Read more
ACLU OF NEW MEXICO CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF POLICE BODY CAMERA FOOTAGE OF FATAL ALBUQUERQUE GAS STATION SHOOTING
Albuquerque, NM – The Albuquerque Police Department on Monday released information surrounding the fatal shooting of 27-year-old Keshawn Thomas at an Albuquerque gas station. On Sunday, August 28, 2022, police were called to a Valero station on Coors Road after someone reported a man unconscious in a vehicle. According to information released by APD, a confrontation occurred after Thomas stepped out and then re-entered his vehicle. He was fatally shot by multiple officers.Read more
ACLU OF NEW MEXICO CALLS FOR THOROUGH AND TRANSPARENT INVESTIGATION, ACCOUNTABILITY INTO SWAT STANDOFF AND DEATH OF 15-YEAR-OLD
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico is calling on New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas to conduct a thorough, independent and transparent investigation into the July 6, 2022 Albuquerque Police Department (APD) and Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) SWAT standoff that caused a house fire and ended in the tragic death of 15-year-old Brett Rosenau.Read more
ACLU-NM CALLS ON ATTORNEY GENERAL TO CONDUCT AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION INTO THE SHOOTING OF 16-YEAR-OLD
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - The ACLU-NM is calling on New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas to conduct an independent investigation into the December shooting of a 16-year-old on the city’s westside.
NEW POLL SHOWS MAJORITY OF ALBUQUERQUE VOTERS SUPPORT POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY AND INCREASED FUNDING FOR CIVILIAN RESPONSE
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - The ACLU of New Mexico today released poll results that show a large majority of Albuquerque voters favor proposals to track police misconduct and fund alternatives to traditional policing to improve public safety and strengthen civil rights. The poll was conducted to inform a voter awareness campaign aimed at educating voters about candidates’ positions on civil liberties ahead of the Albuquerque mayoral race on November 2, 2021.
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Today, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico called for a thorough investigation of the incident on February 20th that ended with an Albuquerque Police Department (APD) officer fatally shooting Claude Trevino, 40, of Hernandez, NM. The fatal encounter, which was partially captured on video by a bystander, occurred after Trevino was approached by two APD officers as he walked in traffic on San Mateo. The encounter appears to escalate quickly as officers close in on Trevino, leading to officers deploying a taser and then shooting him fatally.
SANTA FE, NM - Today, New Mexico State Senator Linda Lopez and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico unveiled a groundbreaking new police reform bill that would create a statewide use of force standard -- the strongest in the nation -- for all state and local law enforcement in New Mexico. The law would eliminate the patchwork of failed use of force policies that has caused New Mexico to lead the nation in rates of police killings; establish clear guidelines for use of force as a last resort; ban certain dangerous holds, weapons and tactics; and require crucial accountability and transparency mechanisms across all departments.
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October 8, 2020
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ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Today, APD Forward delivered a petition containing over 1200 signatures to the offices of Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller demanding that the City include critical provisions for police accountability in the new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the Albuquerque Police Officers Associate (APOA). The CBA currently under negotiation between the APOA and City of Albuquerque determines, among other things, the mechanisms for disciplining improper and illegal conduct by officers.Read more
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Today, the APD Forward coalition released a statement regarding a video that surfaced showing APD officers appearing to coordinate with armed civilians in advance of a planned protest on Monday, June 1st against police violence and systemic racism. The following statement can be attributed to APD Forward spokesperson Barron Jones, Senior Policy Strategist for the ACLU of New Mexico: