- Associated Press - Saturday, November 26, 2016

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Prosecutors have dismissed charges accusing two former Las Cruces police officers of beating a man in a holding cell.

The offices of District Attorney Mark D’Antonio and state Attorney General Hector Balderas jointly filed a dismissal notice in the cases of Richard Garcia and Danny Salcido on Wednesday.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (https://goo.gl/0ipcLB ) reports the charges were dismissed without prejudice, which means they can be refiled in the future.

Dona Ana County jurors last summer deadlocked after two days of deliberation in the trial of Garcia.

The ex-officers were charged with aggravated battery resulting in great bodily harm in the 2014 beating of 49-year-old Ross Flynn, who suffered a fractured skull.


Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, https://www.lcsun-news.com

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