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At least six people arrested at protest over police shooting in Albuquerque

Six people were charged with disorderly conduct Monday after a protest against Albuquerque police over the shooting of a homeless man.

By Frances Burns

Six people were charged with disorderly conduct Monday after a protest against Albuquerque police over the shooting of a homeless man.

The demonstration Sunday lasted for about 12 hours. Mayor Richard Berry praised the police response, telling KOAT-TV officers "did an excellent job of de-escalating situations" in a situation where a small group among the hundreds of protesters was trying to start trouble.

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Berry said at least one officer was trapped in a squad car by the crowd.

Six people had been booked into jail Monday morning. The area where the demonstration was held showed little sign of the crowds that had been there hours earlier except for graffiti denouncing police scrawled on walls.

James M. Boyd, an apparently homeless man who had been camping in Albuquerque, was shot on March 16. The killing is being investigated by the U.S. Justice Department.

[CNN] [Albuquerque Journal]

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