FBI investigating police shooting of camper

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The FBI has opened an investigation into the recent police shooting of a homeless camper as he appeared to be surrendering, officials said Friday.
It is the first confirmed criminal investigation of Albuquerque police by federal officials, who more than a year ago launched a civil rights probe of the department over allegations of excessive force and a spike in police shootings. Since 2010, police have been involved in 37 shootings, 23 of them fatal.
In a statement, the FBI said it will investigate the fatal March 16 shooting to "assure the public that a thorough and fair investigation will be conducted."
Community leader Ralph Arellanes hailed the announcement, but he said it was "long overdue."

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  1. Hey Red;

    The FBI whom I do have little faith in anymore, needs to pursue the overall militarization of the police. A lot is being "excused" in the name of officer safety and the overstepping of constitutional rights. I remember when police was "protect and serve" now it is "intimidate and oppress". You have no repercussions for heavy handed tactics that they employ.


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