Protesters gather outside the Albuquerque Police Department following the shooting deaths of James Boyd and others on March 25. The Justice Department accused the police of engaging in a pattern of excessive force. Rita Daniels /NPR hide caption

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Riot police launch tear gas toward activists in downtown Albuquerque, N.M., last month following a 10-hour protest around the city, in response to a deadly police shooting. Russell Contreras/AP hide caption

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Riot police faced off with protesters Sunday, during a demonstration against recent police shootings in Albuquerque, N.M. The march lasted at least nine hours. Russell Contreras/AP hide caption

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