Las Cruces officers plead not guilty in jail beating case

Las Cruces PD

LAS CRUCES (KRQE) – Former Las Cruces Police officers were caught on tape back in March beating a suspect. Monday, June 29, Richard Garcia and Danny Salcido pleaded not guilty.

The video shows the officers beating Russ Flynn who was in a holding cell and handcuffed.

Flynn was hospitalized with a skull fracture.

Garcia and Salcido were fired from the force last month and are charged with aggravated battery. 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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