Jury rules in favor of Clovis police officers

October 3, 2013 • State News

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A state District Court jury has ruled in favor of three Clovis police officers who were accused of using excessive force in restraining a man in 2006.

The Clovis News Journal [auth] ( ) reports that the jury Friday rejected a $3 million lawsuit filed on behalf of the estate of Juventino C. Hernandez.

Hernandez died sometime after the incident.

The suit accused the officers of hog-tying Hernandez with a dog leash after handcuffing him and placing him in ankle restraints in June 2006.

Court testimony indicated Hernandez may have suffered a psychotic episode and that he attacked officers responding to a family’s call for help.

The officers testified that Hernandez continued to kick after restrained.

They said the leash was used to prevent Hernandez from injuring himself.


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One Response to Jury rules in favor of Clovis police officers

  1. babyray says:

    there you go again. Cops getting away with abuse towards citizens. just last week they acquitted that cop in Alb. No justice for anyone in this state.

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