KUNM’s 2014 coverage, centrally located:

DOJ Promises Change

The DOJ Report is Out, What Now APD?

Three POC Members Resign

Oversight Commission: Our Hands Are Tied

Feds Find Patterns of Excessive Force in APD

Public Packs Albuquerque City Council Meeting on APD

APD Review Officer Discusses Police Oversight

APD Chief Statement on Crisis Officer Contradicted

Call-In Show: Albuquerque Police Department Out of Step with Community?

Protesters Draw Up Demands for APD

More APD Demonstrations Tonight?

Big Picture: APD Shootings

Parents of People With Mental Health Issues Fear Calling 911

Class Action Lawsuit on the Horizon After Citizens Take to the Streets

Homeless Group Calls for Homes, Not Handcuffs

Was Crisis Officer Present When APD Shot Foothills Camper?

Fatal Shooting Prompts Members of ABQ Police Oversight Task Force to Call for Reform

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Public health organizations characterize police brutality—and the perception of it—as a public health issue. The National Institutes of Health said police violence can cause communities to “hesitate to summon police assistance in cases of civilian-on-civilian violence, fearing the police might exacerbate the violence or further traumatize victims.”

The Student National Medical Association said in a position paper that police brutality must be “recognized, investigated, and acted upon as a serious health concern because of its obvious deleterious effects on individuals, their families and communities.”