Video: Man tased after fighting with Albuquerque officers

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque man was tased by police after a chaotic family fight last July. The Albuquerque Police Department responded to a domestic dispute at an apartment complex near Lomas and I-40 where Angel Tejeda is accused of getting physical with his girlfriend’s father.

Tejeda resisted, punching an officer in the mouth and pushing the other officer to the ground as he tried to run away. That led to a wrestling match and Tejeda’s arm on the officer’s throat.

After Tejeda was tased, he still didn’t give up. APD says he kept spitting in their faces and was taken to the hospital where he kept acting up. Tejeda kicked an officer from his hospital bed, which would land him one more charge.

Tejeda was charged with five counts of battery on a police officer. Under a plea deal he struck last month, he could face up to a year behind bars. Tejeda will be sentenced in April.

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