DOJ condemns threats against police officers

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The Justice Department is condemning threats of violence against Albuquerque police officers.

Some readers who picked up a copy of the Albuquerque journal over the weekend found a flyer inside that reads “save a life, kill a cop.”

The flyers were on light poles and inside newspaper stands near the UNM campus.

The journal is investigating how the fliers got in their papers.

Last week, the DOJ released the findings of its investigation into a string of police shootings since 2010. The majority of which were found to violate constitutional rights.

The DOJ is encouraging the community to work with them, APD and the city to reform the department.

If you’d like to get involved, contact DOJ by email at or by calling our toll free number, (855) 544-5134, which is available for both English and Spanish speakers. 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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