Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division is shown with Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry, left, at a press conference Tuesday Nov. 27, 2012, in Albuquerqu

 

              Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division is shown with Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry, left, at a press conference Tuesday Nov. 27, 2012, in Albuquerqu
Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division is shown with Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry, left, at a press conference Tuesday Nov. 27, 2012, in Albuquerque, N.M. announcing a federal investigation into the Albuquerque Police Department. The U.S. Justice Department says it will conduct a thorough investigation of the Albuquerque Police Department after a string of officer-involved shootings and a number of high-profile abuse cases alleging the use of excessive and deadly force. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)