City council faces packed house at meeting

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – In the midst of the controversy over APD Albuquerque city councilors say they were ready for big crowds at Monday’s meeting.

They say they expect hundreds of people in attendance including supporters of APD and those who want to see changes within the department who will turn out to voice their opinions.

Councilors said they’ve cleared the agenda to make room for presentations and public comment on the issue.

The council chambers have a capacity of just under 250 people so employees have set up two overflow areas where people can still watch the meeting and listen for their name to be called if they’ve signed up to speak.

Many are expected to speak about the shooting of James Boyd and the Albuquerque Police Department.

The council said it also has extra security measures in place just in case.

The council will establish a time limit for speakers depending on how many people show up. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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