Officer: Man in handcuffing video resisted arrest

Clovis police
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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.

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