Lawsuit Accuses Albuquerque Police Division of Illegal Loss of life

The Associated Press

Updated: January 13, 2020 6:17 am

Created: January 11, 2020 7:03 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) – One lawsuit alleges Albuquerque police wrongly killing a pipe-wielding man in a house during a 2018 encounter after police officers found him in a closet.

The lawsuit filed Tuesday by 24-year-old Daniel Saavedra’s sister said police should have tried to defuse the situation before entering the apartment and cornering Saavedra.

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