Former El Paso Officer Offered Plea Deal

POSTED: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 5:51pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 5:26am

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.

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Hmmm just goes to prove that sometimes you cant even trust those that have been given powers to protect our freedoms.And I use to work law enforcement I am now retired.After -27- years of service.

May this Payaso PD burn in hell, he became a public servant to protect and serve, and tarnished himn and his badge by his inappropriate actions. Hope he ends up in prison and a sex toy for Bubba or a toy of the infamous Tex Mex gangs. Just goes to show you, ETHICS 101 should be reinforced at the academy, and ABOVE THE LAW 101, you should skip this class. shame on you Chief Allen

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