Raúl Torrez | Attorney General

District Attorney Mark D’Antonio & Office of the Attorney General to Seek Indictment of Former LCPD Officers for Holding Cell Incident

PRESS RELEASE:  May 26, 2015

Las Cruces—Today, the Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office and the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General announced the completion of their review of the investigation conducted by the New Mexico State Police in reference to an incident which occurred on December 23rd, 2014, involving former Las Cruces Police Officers Richard Garcia and Danny Salcido. As a result of the review, District Attorney Mark D’Antonio and Attorney General Hector Balderas announced their offices will jointly prosecute Garcia and Salcido.

The Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Attorney General will go before the Grand Jury in June with evidence from the investigation.

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Eunice Calderazzo / Public Information Officer / Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office
845 N Motel Blvd / 2nd Floor, Suite D / 575-524-6370 / 575-469-0940 cell

James Hallinan / Communications Director / Office of the Attorney General
(505) 459-1702 / jhallinan@nmag.gov

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