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Police union decry use of 'cop shooter' in protest

Created: 06/25/2014 8:23 AM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - The Albuquerque police union president has called demonstrators' recent use of a violent suspect who shot four officers an "offensive" act.
    
Albuquerque Police Officers Association President Stephanie Lopez said Tuesday that it was wrong for protesters to put the name of 35-year-old Christopher Chase on a tombstone among those depicting victims shot and killed by Albuquerque police. The tombstones were put of a police shooting protest that attracted around 500 people Saturday.
    
Authorities say Chase shot four officers during the 16-mile chase in October that ended when the police car he was driving slammed it into a gas pump. All the officers survived, but a sheriff's deputy was badly wounded.
    
Chase died from gunshot wounds.
    
Protest organizer Bill Bradley declined to comment on the Chase tombstone.

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Christopher Chase was shot and killed by police after a chase in October. Authorities said he shot four officers during the pursuit.

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