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Charges dismissed against former Clovis police officer

Clovis, NM - A former Clovis police officer accused of vehicular homicide, has all of his charges dropped after a judge decides the prosecutor acted inappropriately during jury deliberations.

Former Clovis Police Officer Stephen Gallegos was charged with vehicular homicide and bodily harm after an on-duty crash killed Mary Castillo in 2010.

In a decision letter, Judge Teddy Hartley says District Attorney Matt Chandler interfered with the Grand jury's deliberations.

Gallegos' attorney says a motion could be filed by the prosecutors to reconsider the charges or he could still face traffic citations for the wreck.

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