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Protesters vow more pressure over police shootings

Wednesday - 5/7/2014, 9:38pm  ET

Mike Gomez, whose son Alan Gomez, was fatally shot by an APD officer in 2011 expresses his frustration to the City Council members during the council meeting, Monday May 5, 2014, in Albuquerque, N. M. (AP Photo/The Albuquerque Journal, Bob Brawdy)

Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Critics of the Police Department are promising to crowd another Albuquerque City Council meeting to protest recent police shootings just days after rowdy demonstrators forced city leaders to call off their discussions.

Nora Tachias-Anaya says protesters are planning to attend a rescheduled council meeting Thursday and will continue to criticize the Albuquerque Police Department.

On Monday, angry demonstrators took over the regularly scheduled City Council meeting, chanting for the ouster of the police chief, shouting at council members and causing so much disruption that the council president adjourned the meeting.

It was to discuss whether the police chief's position should be one selected by the council or by voters.

Albuquerque police are under tough scrutiny following a harsh report from the U.S. Justice Department over use of force.

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