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The Line: APD Union Files Complaint About Issues During Trump Protest (web extra)

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June 10, 2016 – The Albuquerque Police Officers’ Association (APOA) filed a complaint with the City and APD claiming that both entities put officers in danger during protests surrounding Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s visit to New Mexico.

“Upon information and belief of the APOA, the department failed to properly organize this deployment; the department failed to properly provide enough manpower to safely conduct this operation.” 

Read the full complaint at

The protests in downtown Albuquerque on May 24 were peaceful in the beginning but turned violent later int he night. Rocks, bottles and other objects were hurled at officers by some protesters.

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Eddy Aragon, CEO, The Rock of Talk, Fox News ABQ 95.9 FM
Lonna Atkeson, UNM Political Science Department
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP
Harry Van Buren, UNM Anderson School of Management

The Line: City Councilors Express Concerns About Reverse Sting Operations (Web Extra)

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June 3, 2016 – Several Albuquerque city councilors voiced concerns recently after news broke that the Albuquerque Police Department was selling drugs to people in undercover sting operations.

Mayor Richard Berry has said that he will not stop the department and that statement garnished harsh remarks from the city council.

Many city councilors said that they feared that the operation would target the homeless, those in low-income neighborhoods and those struggling with addiction in the community.

New Mexico In Focus’ line panel discussed reverse stings on May 20: Critiques Of APD Drug Stings

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Eddy Aragon, CEO,The Rock of Talk, Fox News ABQ 95.9 FM
Marsha Garcia, Strategies 360
Tom Garrity, Garrity Group PR
Viki Harrison, Common Cause New Mexico