Officer: Man in handcuffing video resisted arrest

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CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) – A Clovis police officer accused of slamming a handcuffed suspect face down to the pavement says the man was resisting arrests from the beginning. The Clovis News Journal reports officer Brent Aguilar says in a six page report that 26-year-old Jorge Corona continuously interrupted his investigation into a suspected drunken driving traffic stop.

Police say Corona was a passenger during a stop of his girlfriend who Aguilar says ran a red light. Aguilar says Corona refused to stop interrupting and did not want to provide identification.

Clovis police recently launched an investigation following a YouTube video of Aguilar slamming a handcuffed Corona into the asphalt during a traffic stop in August. Court records show Corona was charged with concealing identity and resisting arrest from the stop. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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