Albuquerque mayor says tear gas used on protesters

Albuquerque Police Shootings

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A day after hundreds of people clashed with Albuquerque riot officers over a recent police shooting, Mayor Richard Berry says he is glad there was only one minor injury.

He says an officer twisted his knee but no protesters were hurt during the 12-hour demonstration, even though tear gas was used on the crowd. Police Chief Gorden Eden says four people were arrested.

Berry says officials decided to use the gas after some people walked onto Interstate 25. Eden says people laid down on the road.

Albuquerque police have been involved in 37 shootings since 2010, 23 of them fatal. This was the second protest since a video was released showing officers fatally shooting a homeless camper as he appeared to be preparing to surrender.

Berry says his office has been inundated with calls from outraged residents.

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