NM officer's obstruction trial goes to jury
Authorities say the federal narcotics investigation was derailed after the officer tipped off his friend
By Jeff Proctor
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The obstruction of justice case against a former Albuquerque police officer accused of tipping off his friend, who was the target of a federal narcotics and stolen merchandise investigation, is now in the hands of a jury.
"Picture a law enforcement officer riding in a car with the target of an investigation and telling him the details of that investigation," Assistant U.S. Attorney Tara Neda said during closing arguments Wednesday in the trial against ex-cop Brad Ahrensfield. "The image is repulsive."
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