LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO — On September 12, 2019, at approximately 7:50 a.m., Officer Ramiro Rivera was dispatched with Officer Trainee Eric Torres to 1155 Montana Avenue in reference to an allegation of trespassing. Two males were allegedly squatting in an apartment.
On arrival, Officer Rivera parked on the east side of the apartment complex. As Officer Rivera walked toward the complex, he noticed a gold Cadillac in the parking lot, with two males inside of the car. As he walked nearer and looked toward the car, just as Officer Rivera made eye contact with its driver, the subject raised a glass pipe to his mouth and gave Officer Rivera a look that quietly screamed “fuu—–.”
The video tells the story from there.
As noted in the video, the driver, Jesus Perez, had been arrested just three weeks prior for possession of a controlled substance. That case was ultimately nolle prossed after the judge granted a motion to suppress key evidence.
The case associated with this arrest of Mr. Perez ultimately met a similar fate, though the second time around the case was nolle prossed the day *before* a scheduled suppression hearing.