Police use tear gas on protesters during standoff near Richmond Police Headquarters

Updated: Jun. 15, 2020 at 8:13 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Richmond police used tear gas against protesters during a standoff outside police headquarters early Monday morning.

The protest started after videos surfaced online showing a Richmond police vehicle attempting to make its way through a crowd, striking people. Police say they’re looking for the people who attacked an officer and damaged the vehicle involved.

Meanwhile, Mayor Lever Stoney has called for the officer involved to placed on administrative leave.

The standoff with protesters and police outside police headquarters continued into the early morning hours. At one point, about 200 people were there.

Protesters say the tear gas was used after a cone was thrown at police.

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