U.S. Attorney Ken Gonzales, left, is shown with Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, at a press conference Tuesday Nov. 27, 2012, in Albuquerque,

 

              U.S. Attorney Ken Gonzales, left, is shown with Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, at a press conference Tuesday Nov. 27, 2012,  in Albuquerque,
U.S. Attorney Ken Gonzales, left, is shown with Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, 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)