apd shootings


V.22 No.50 | 12/12/2013

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The Daily Word in APD shootings, family photos and band names

The Daily Word

NYC has a new cold weather cockroach.

The Japanese have invented the world’s thinnest condom.

Funny band names of 2013.

You write like a girl.

Enjoy Rebecca Black’s new song “Saturday.”

Get ready for Facebook’s new Sympathize Button.

What happened to the lost colony of Roanoke?

Read Kristen Wiig’s Mad Libs profile.

Travel through time with 50 years of toys.

Enjoy the latest batch of awkward family photos.

There was another APD shooting last night, and an unrelated SWAT standoff.

There were over 35 car crashes in Albuquerque yesterday.

Happy birthday Michael Dorn.

V.20 No.25 | 6/23/2011

Council Watch

Seven-Hour Cram Session

The Council crammed a lot into their last meeting before summer recess. Councilors voted to: review APD’s deadly force policies; allow big restaurants not to install fire sprinklers; and let the city to vote on red-light cameras.
V.19 No.38 | 9/23/2010

Council Watch

A Deadly Force

A range of public reactions to Albuquerque Police Department shootings took center stage at the Monday, Sept. 20 City Council meeting. So far this year, there have been 11 officer-involved shootings, and seven people have died. Brian Swainston and several other men said they saw the most recent incident, which happened Downtown on Tuesday, Sept. 14. Officer Leah Kelly shot Chandler Barr, who was cutting himself with what was later discovered to be a butter knife. Police Chief Ray Schultz says Barr lunged at Kelly.

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Letters

My husband and I read the Alibi every week and were both very disappointed with this week's issue [Feature, “Who Watches the Watchmen?” Sept. 16-22]. Your cover title "Copwatch: 11 Shootings and Counting" suggested that the police here are trigger-happy and we should be concerned. The article then had nothing to do with the shootings. While oversight and community awareness would probably be a good thing, I would much rather read a well-researched report on the frequency of officer involved shootings here and how that compares with national and annual statistics. I personally cannot find these statistics easily, so I wish your newspaper would address this issue, especially if your front page is going to suggest that we should be concerned. Are we above average per capita? If so, why? Have these shootings been found to be unjustified? Before we scapegoat the men and women we call to protect us, I would like to read an article about the subject at hand, not a misleading, inflammatory, anecdotal story about a New York couple that doesn't like APD's attitude.

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An interview with the director of training at APD

In addition to our coverage of the citizen-formed copwatch group and police oversight, the Alibi also spoke with the lieutenant who directs training at the police academy about officer-involved shootings.

On Tuesday morning, the Albuquerque Police Department fired its guns for the 11th time this year down the street from our Downtown office. The man who was shot is in stable condition at UNMH and is said to have been armed with a serrated butter knife.

V.19 No.37 | 9/16/2010
Officers clean up the scene of the officer-involved shooting on Tuesday, Sept. 14, in Downtown Albuquerque.
John Bear

News Feature

The Police Trainer

The Albuquerque Police Department has not instituted any special de-escalation training due to the the high number of officer-involved shootings this year. The Tuesday, Sept. 14 shooting in Downtown Albuquerque was No. 11. In 2009, there were only six.

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John Bear

Feature

Who Watches the Watchmen?

Every city administration tiptoes on a precarious thin line, balancing public safety against the civil rights of its citizens.

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