APD protesters put Chief Eden ‘on trial’

Albuquerque APD protests

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – They say it’s still not enough.

Since the scathing DOJ report was released, the city has increased training for APD officers, promised to pump millions of dollars into fixing the troubled department.

Still hundreds took to the streets demanding more Saturday.

This march was quite different than what we’ve seen in the past.

Saturday activists say they spent weeks organizing this march to ensure it was a peaceful one.

The rally kicked off in Roosevelt Park before protesters took to the streets to deliver a message, demanding more accountability and an end to police brutality.

Police blocked off several streets and march monitors helped keep people on the route.

Marchers chanted “APD is guilty” and “no justice, no peace.”

Close to 300 people marched from Roosevelt Park to Central and back down Silver.

But Saturday’s rally wasn’t only about APD and its numerous shootings.

KRQE News 13 was told the family and friends of the teen who was shot and killed by Española police were also there.

Police say the boy called cops on himself and pointed a gun at officers before an officer opened fire.

In addition to the march, protestors set up a mock trial for APD Chief Gorden Eden.

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