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Friday, August 13, 2010

[NM] Wife of State Police Sgt. Vigil said she regained consciousness bleeding from the back of her head - and he wouldn't help her

...The victim told police Vigil kicked her in the abdomen, causing her to fall and hit her head on the concrete floor. The victim said when she regained consciousness, Vigil was standing over her, refusing her requests to be helped to her feet...

OFFICER ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
KRQE
Johnny Chandler
10 Aug 2010
[Excerpts] TAOS, N.M. - Taos police arrested a New Mexico state police sergeant Sunday and charged him with battery on a household member... Sgt. Adrian Vigil was booked into the Taos County Detention Center... Vigil, a 15-year veteran, kicked his wife in the stomach causing her to fall hitting her head on a metal bar, Anglada said Monday. A Taos police officer dispatched to Holy Cross Hospital early Sunday reported the woman was receiving stitches from the cut on her head after the incident. Vigil has been put on paid administrative leave pending the investigation... [Full article here]

STATE COP FROM TAOS CHARGED WITH ALLEGEDLY BEATING WIFE
Taos News
By Chandra Johnson
Monday, August 9, 2010
[Excerpts] A New Mexico State Police officer from Taos has been charged in the alleged beating of his wife... Sgt. Adrian Vigil, 56, is charged with one count of aggravated battery against a household member... Vigil, who was arrested after the incident, posted bond of $5,000... The couple's grown son and daughter-in-law told police that Vigil's wife walked barefoot to their home around 3:30 a.m. bleeding from the back of her head... The victim told police Vigil kicked her in the abdomen, causing her to fall and hit her head on the concrete floor. The victim said when she regained consciousness, Vigil was standing over her, refusing her requests to be helped to her feet. "At this point she realized she was bleeding from the back of her head and repeatedly asked Adrian for help getting to her feet," the narrative reads. "Adrian continued to verbally degrade her while she was on the floor." When Vigil allegedly continued to refuse to help his wife up or to take her to the hospital, she told police she skinned her knees trying to get up on her own and walked to her son's house... Taos Police Lt. David Maggio said that many officers were shocked at Vigil's arrest. "It's hard because he's a fellow officer. But we treat it like any other battery," Maggio said. "It's just hard when you have to arrest your own."... [Full article here] [Full article here]
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1 comment:

  1. 12/1/10
    Taos Grand Jury Indicts Former State Police Sgt.: Fired 15-year veteran charged with battering wife after August wedding reception.

    Excerpts:
    ...[A former New Mexico State Police sergeant] Adrian Vigil, 57, was charged with aggravated battery on a household member and two counts of bribery, intimidating or retaliating against a witness in connection with the Aug. 8 incident... State Police spokesman Lt. Eric Garcia told The News that Vigil, a 15-year State Police veteran who worked out of Taos, had been terminated because of the alleged incident... Vigil’s wife has since retracted her statements to police... Area prosecutors, including Taos’ Donald Gallegos, had recused themselves because of their working relationships with Vigil over the years...
    http://www.abqjournal.com/69493/abqnewsseeker/updated-ex-state-cop-goes-on-trial-next-month.html

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