- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 8, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry says he welcomes the upcoming release of long-awaited results of a federal investigation into complaints of civil rights violations and allegations of excessive use of force by the city’s police department.

The Department of Justice will release its investigation’s results Thursday. That comes in the wake of two recent fatal shootings, including the death of homeless camper James Boyd in the Albuquerque foothills following a long standoff with officers.

Berry told KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/1hXfIW5 ) that the release of the investigation’s results will be welcome because it will be “an important starting point” for the city to move forward.

Berry says he doesn’t know the investigation’s findings but he says he expects the Department of Justice will engage in a negotiation process with the city over the findings.



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