ACLU demands APD undercover video from protest

APD Protest
APD protesters hit the streets.

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The ACLU wants the Albuquerque Police Department to turn over any videos or photos it took at Saturday’s peaceful protest.

News 13 spotted an undercover officer at the protest with a camera pointed at demonstrators.

That officer shot a man a few years ago and currently works for the APD unit that investigates criminals.

The ACLU says unless the department had evidence a crime was being committed at the event the department had no right to gather information on protesters.

They’ve filed a public records request for any surveillance data collected by APD.

Last night the police department said Saturday’s protest was a concern because a previous protest got out of hand. 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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