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Thu Sep 11, 2014, 01:24 AM

New Mexico sheriff hit with new indictment

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A northern New Mexico sheriff is facing a new federal indictment connected to an off-duty traffic stop that authorities say left a motorist injured, according to court papers made public Wednesday.

The indictment by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Albuquerque filed Tuesday accuses Rio County Sheriff Thomas Rodella of deprivation of rights and brandishing a firearm. In documents filed in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque, prosecutors say Rodella assaulted a driver identified as M.T., used unreasonable force and caused his unlawful arrest.

The new filing nullifies the previous indictment.

Rodella was indicted last month on conspiracy to violate a motorist's civil rights, falsifying arrest documents and for an unreasonable seizure during the March encounter.

Read more: http://www.elpasotimes.com/latestnews/ci_26507479/new-mexico-sheriff-hit-new-indictment

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Sep 11, 2014, 01:53 AM

1. I love it when cops get arrested and go to jail


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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 11, 2014, 08:28 AM

2. especially if they do something wrong.


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