Clovis officer won't face state charges in traffic stop; excessive forced had been alleged


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CLOVIS, New Mexico — Prosecutors have decided that a Clovis police officer won't face state charges in connection with a traffic stop in which excessive force was alleged.

The Clovis Daily News ( ) reports that Police Chief Steve Sanders says Officer Brent Aguilar is back on duty following the investigation into an allegation that he slammed Jorge Corona of Clovis onto the pavement during the Aug. 3 stop.

Aguilar's lawyer, Matt Chandler, declined comment on the matter because the FBI also is looking into it.

Police began their investigation of the stop after learning of a YouTube video of the incident.

An affidavit filed by Aguilar said he took down Corona because Corona was trying to turn while being escorted to Aguilar's squad car.

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