Protest about APD shootings
In the last 12 months, 14 people have been shot by APD officers. In the latest on May 10, suspect Alan Gomez was wielding a plastic kitchen spoon—not a gun, as officers thought. Officer Sean Wallace shot and killed Gomez, and it was Wallace’s third shooting. One other was fatal.
Act Now to Stop War and End Racism, an activist group, has called for an emergency protest outside APD headquarters at 400 Roma today from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. “Tell APD to stop terrorizing our communities,” Answer N.M. writes in its news release.
Trish Hoffman, spokesperson for APD, says the department respects demonstrators’ right to protest.