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@Fire And Police Videos obtained lapel footage from New Mexico State Police involving an incident with a Ruidoso Police Officer. Ruidoso police were called to a residence in regards to a domestic violence incident.
New Mexico State Police were asked to take over the investigation.
Upon arrival the NMSP officer observed a hysterical female in her car and a woman on the porch who identified herself as a the wife of the suspect. Sergeant Michael Weaver was inside the residence as Ruidoso Police separated all parties.
The NMSP officer interviewed Sgt. Weaver on what happened. He proceeded to interview the step children of Weaver. The officer interviewed the wife of Weaver.
The incident started when Weaver disciplined the step daughter due to a bad grade in school. Weaver then went to the room and was banging on the door. The step daughter opened the door and the two started arguing. His wife stepped in between them. The husband and wife argued about discipline for the step daughter. At one point Michael then pushed the wife. A second step daughter stepped in and jumped on Sgt. Weaver. Sgt. According the the police report he grabbed the oldest step daughter and threw her to the ground. The youngest step daughter said he lunged at the oldest again. She picked up a water bottle and threw it at Weaver.
Weaver stated throughout the whole ordeal he was defending himself by putting them on the floor. He admitted to drinking a cup of Jim Beam with soda and the wife had a glass of wine per statements given.
The NMSP officer called the District Attorney’s office, Magistrate Judge and his supervisors. They advised to issue a summons to Carizozo Magistrate Court.
All of Weaver’s weapons were collected per the the domestic order and he shall obey federal and state laws not to posses any firearms since he was released on his own recognizance pending the court summons. Weaver’s wife and children left the residence and Weaver stayed at the home.
Weaver was charged with battery against a household member NMSA 1978, 30-03-15 (A misdemeanor)
2 counts of battery in a rude, insolent or angry manner NMSA 1978, 303-03-04 (Petty Misdemeanor)
We did not include the witness statements of Weaver’s wife and her family.
Weaver’s case is pending.