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.

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