Media turned away from citizens group meeting

CNJ staff

Media were turned away Thursday from what was billed as a public meeting hosted by the Concerned Citizens of Curry County.

CCCC President David Briseno said the meeting was intended to inform federal investigators of “injustices” occurring in the Clovis Municipal Schools and to serve as an initial step for a possible civil rights probe.

About 60 people attended the meeting at St. John Family Life Center in Clovis with Justo Garcia, a representative from the U.S. Department of Justice.

After an hour and 45 minutes, Briseno said the meeting went well and the group plans to meet soon to discuss their next step.

Garcia said he was “not allowed to make any statement to the press.”