No jail time for man suing Las Cruces police

Ross Flynn jail cell beating

LAS CRUCES (KRQE) – No jail time for a man who is suing the Las Cruces Police Department and the city over alleged police brutality.

A judge sentenced Ross Flynn to a year of supervised probation for resisting or evading arrest. Flynn was arrested in December of 2014. He was accused of threatening a woman with a firearm.

Flynn’s lawsuit regards actions taken after he was arrested. He was taken to a holding cell, where he was severely beaten by two officers. Surveillance video shows Flynn being punched and slammed to the ground. He was hospitalized with a skull fracture.

The officers were fired and charged with aggravated battery.

Flynn is seeking millions of dollars in a federal lawsuit. 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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