NM Court of Appeals Orders New Civil Trial Against City of Clovis, Clovis Police and 3 Officers

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The New Mexico Court of Appeals has ordered a new civil trial against the city of Clovis, the Clovis Police Department and three officers.

According to the Court of Appeals Opinion, the district court allowed a jury to be seated that wrongfully excluded Hispanic jurors.

The suit was filed by Juventino Hernandez after he says he was hog-tied during an arrest.

The suit claims Hernandez was given medicine at the hospital to get him to “chemically” settle down, and had a heart attack.

Hernandez died several months later from complications from the heart attack.

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