Former El Paso Officer Offered Plea Deal
POSTED: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 4:51pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 4:26am
EL PASO - The former El Paso Police Officer charged with aggravated robbery was back at the El Paso County Courthouse today for a settlement conference.
Former Officer Alberto Madrid resigned after witnesses at a wedding said he stole a money box. Police said he tried to run over guests while making his getaway. That's why he's charged with aggravated robbery, a first degree felony.
Madrid didn't want to talk with us, but his attorney Danny Anchondo agreed to be interviewed. We asked him what he spoke to prosecutors about at the settlement conference.
"We're still negotiating. We're still talking about the case. We're still reviewing everything that the D.A. has and reviewing everything we have," he said.
They're also talking about a plea deal, and the District Attorney's Office says they already have an offer on the table. If Madrid pleads guilty, prosecutor's will ask the court to sentence him to five years in prison. We asked Anchondo if that's something his client is willing to accept.
"We consider everything. However, were still negotiating and talking to the D.A. and still presenting our case," he said.
In the meantime, the case is moving forward.