The Eastern New Mexico News - Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

By David Grieder
Staff writer 

Officer 'embarrassed' about missing gun in pat down

Wesley Flores still recovering after shot to face during standoff.

 

Detention Center photo

One officer readies a flash-bang diversionary device hoisted on a pole, right, moments before breaching a side door of a pre-booking area in the jail where Wesley Flores kept police at bay for four hours.

CLOVIS - The Clovis police officer who brought Wesley Flores into the Clovis jail on Feb. 1 told a fellow officer he was "embarrassed" that he'd allowed Flores to bring a gun into the facility.

"Very small, that Kimber Micro ... I'm so embarrassed...



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Reader Comments
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Steve Gershon writes:

And true to Clovis the cover up begins, He was embarrassed? thats to say the least. He should be for not doing a job he was trained and is getting payed to do. If our officers are so called trained well they should be retrained when people get hurt at their hand. This officer should be embarrassed, he should be fined and pay attorney fee's or be fired. Clovis needs professionals protecting us. a man with a badge is no one with out a brain. He's lucky to be alive.

 
 
 

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