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Mayor Keller Statement on Response from US Attorney

July 29, 2020

Last week, Mayor Tim Keller sent a letter to US Attorney for the District of New Mexico John Anderson, demanding that any federal operation in Albuquerque meet high standards of transparency and respect residents’ civil rights.

Following a response from US Attorney Anderson yesterday, Mayor Keller released the following statement:

“We asked the US Attorney to give us assurances in writing about Operation Legend, and we got them for our city. Specifically, the US attorney has provided a written guarantee that Operation Legend will not be what we saw in Portland. However, we remain concerned about the President’s own words that contradict these assurances, and we will hold the appropriate people accountable if this is not true.”