Media Advisory: Hold Albuquerque Police Accountable

Tuesday, December 09, 2014


Families of Albuquerque Police Shootings to Deliver 45,000 Signatures Demanding
Attorney General Eric Holder Hold Officers Responsible

Over 45,000 people from around the country are calling for a federal investigation of the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) officers who have shot and killed 27 people since 2010. Ken Ellis, whose son was murdered by APD officers, started a petition with Strong Families New Mexico demanding accountability from the officers involved. Family members of those shot and killed by Albuquerque police along with community leaders will personally deliver the signatures to New Mexico U.S. Attorney General Damon Martinez, and designate Dept.of Justice Representatives. The petition, hosted on, calls for current Attorney General Eric Holder to bring in federal prosecutors and bring justice to the families who have lost their loved ones.

WHAT: Press conference and delivery of over 45,000 signatures to US Attorney General Damon Martinez, and DOJ representatives demanding a federal investigation of Albuquerque police who shot and killed 27 people since 2010.

WHO: Strong Families New Mexico, Attorneys, Ken Ellis (the petitioner and father of a young man shot by APD), and several families of those shot and killed by Albuquerque police.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 2:30pm

WHERE: Civic Plaza, One Civic Plaza NW, Albq., NM 87102

WHY: To demand accountability and a federal investigation of police officers using “excessive and fatal force” to kill Albuquerque residents. No one should be held above the law, lets see some indictments that show families our justice system follows a process that is just.

For more information, contact Adriann Barboa at Strong Families NM 505-379-1962

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