By Associated Press - Thursday, November 13, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Albuquerque police say they’re monitoring developments as a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, mulls whether to indict a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager in the St. Louis suburb.

Tanner Tixier, an Albuquerque police spokesman, says the city is preparing for possible protests and unrest following a decision.

Albuquerque has seen its own string of angry demonstration following the March police shooting of a homeless camper and more than 40 police shootings since 2010.

Bill Bradley, a politic critic who has helped organize Albuquerque demonstrations, says a coalition of groups will hold a peaceful rally at 6 p.m. the day after the Ferguson decision.

Attorneys for the family of the slain 18-year-old, Michael Brown, are urging restraint by protesters and police when a decision is announced about whether Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson will face criminal charges.

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