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Angry protesters disrupt Albuquerque city council meeting

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 - 01:06

May 6 - In an attempt to oust their police chief, protesters raised their voices during an Albuquerque city council meeting that was quickly adjourned. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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A city council meeting like none other. Angry residents of Albuquerque quickly took control of the meeting's agenda… with an agenda of their own. An attempt to oust their police chief. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DAVID CORREIA SAYING: "We now serve a people's warrant for arrest on Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden. He is charged with accessory!" This woman went as far as to serve him a fake arrest warrant. As much as he tried, the city council president could not silence their demands. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT KEN SANCHEZ SAYING: "We have no control of this meeting! So, if this is your meeting, go ahead." The council was set to discuss how future police chiefs are selected. This, after the U.S Justice Department released a scathing report on the Albuquerque police force -- which has reportedly shot nearly 40 people since 2010. (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED PROTESTER SAYING: "Quit sitting on your hands!" (SOUNDBITE) (English) CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT KEN SANCHEZ SAYING: "We've got some serious problems. They need to be addressed. But we can't address them by not conducting city business" Councilors clearly upset -- their meeting was over before it had begun.

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Angry protesters disrupt Albuquerque city council meeting

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 - 01:06