New Mexico prosecutors to seek charges against ex-officers
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico prosecutors announced Tuesday they will ask a grand jury to indict two former Las Cruces police officers recently fired following an investigation into an alleged incident of police brutality.
State Attorney General Hector Balderas and District Attorney Mark D’Antonio said their offices intend to jointly prosecute ex-Officers Richard Garcia and Danny Salcido.
Lawyers for Ross Flynn have said he was severely beaten while handcuffed in a police holding cell on Dec. 23.
Flynn was later hospitalized with a skull fracture. He had been arrested after allegedly pointing a rifle at his neighbor over a parking space and then ignoring officer’s commands at the scene.
Attorneys representing Garcia and Salcido in a civil lawsuit filed by Flynn and his mother did not immediately respond to requests for comment.