CLOVIS, New Mexico — An attorney says a Clovis police officer facing an internal investigation over excessive force also roughed up a female suspect.
The Clovis News Journal reports (http://goo.gl/JpZOeZ) attorney Dan Lindsey said this week the woman recently came forward to allege Brent Aguilar slammed her on a concrete porch during her February arrest for concealing identity and resisting arrest.
Authorities say Aguilar is under an internal investigation for slamming a handcuffed passenger into the asphalt during a traffic stop in August.
In the latest case, Melanie Ryan says Aguilar took her to the ground during a domestic disturbance call. Lindsey says Ryan suffered bruising to her chest and face.
She later pleaded no contest to a concealing identity charge.
Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders says investigators are looking into the latest allegation.
Information from: Clovis News Journal, http://www.cnjonline.com
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