Durham police chief issues statement on violent vigil
DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) — Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez responded Sunday to concerns over last week’s vigil for Jesus Huerta that turned violent.
On Facebook, Lopez pledged to review his officers’ actions during that protest.
ABC11 cameras were in the thick of it Thursday night as officers set-off tear gas into the crowds.
Chief Lopez says the decision to use force was not taken lightly.
Thursday night’s vigil was in response to the death of Jesus Huerta.
Huerta died while handcuffed in the back of a Durham police squad car from what police say was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.