- Associated Press - Saturday, June 13, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A man who was once shot in what was found to be an unjustified shooting by Santa Fe police has been arrested.

KOAT-TV in Albuquerque reports (https://bit.ly/1GEhji9) that Santa Fe police arrested Roberto Mendez on Thursday on a probation violation for a robbery.

Mendez was shot in the cheek at a convenience store in August 2013 when two officers fired on the SUV that Mendez was driving.

Reports say the SUV was backing up and the officers jumped out of the way.

A grand jury concluded two months later that there was no cause for them to shoot an unarmed Mendez in the face.

Mendez was later convicted for robbing a video game store in November 2013 at gunpoint. He was released from jail last year.

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Information from: KOAT-TV, https://www.thenewmexicochannel.com/index.html


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