ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Police say David Correia used his chest to push an officer who was trying to prevent a crowd from entering the mayor’s office Monday.
More than two dozen demonstrators, demanding action be taken against APD, stormed the mayor’s office and staged a sit-in before police moved in and arrested 13 of them.
They face misdemeanor charges but Correia is facing a felony.
In court Wednesday Correia pleaded not guilty to battery on a peace officer.
The judge told him he is not allowed at city hall.
Correia spoke with KRQE News 13 after the hearing.
“I want to ask if anyone has any information, please pass it along to my attorney. There are many witnesses and a lot of video that shows the truth about what happened during our peaceful protest,” Correia said.
Correia is out on bond.
His attorney says he will ask the court to adjust the city hall ban so Correia can be allowed at city council meetings.
Correia says he will continue to hold peaceful protests.