Lawyer: Clovis officer involved in 2nd excessive force case, roughed up female suspect


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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 ( 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,

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