Prosecutor Files Abuse Of Child Charge Against Former LAPD Officer

Los Alamos Daily Post

An amended complaint has been filed in the case of former Los Alamos Police Ofc. David Bradshaw.

Bradshaw, now a sheriff’s deputy in Chaves County, was arrested in March in Roswell and charged with aggravated assault following an incident in which he allegedly followed a vehicle home while off-duty and pulled a gun on the driver.

The amended complaint filed by 12th Judicial District Attorney John P. Sugg, the special prosecutor in the case, adds a charge of abuse of a child not resulting in death or great bodily harm. It accuses Bradshaw of intentionally or recklessly causing or permitting a child under 18 to be placed in a situation that may endanger life or health in that he “got into a verbal altercation with an individual armed with a deadly weapon and pointed a firearm at that individual in the child’s presence”.

In the affidavit for an arrest warrant filed in the case, Chaves County Sheriff’s Deputy Rebecca Chavez is quoted as saying Bradshaw had his “three or two-year-old child” in the vehicle with him during the incident.

Bradshaw waived arraignment in April on the aggravated assault charge and has been out of custody on conditions of release pending trial. He faces a preliminary hearing June 12 before Judge Buddy J. Hall in Roswell Magistrate Court. Two other judges, Judge Keith Hall and Judge Enos Fouratt, recused themselves in the case.

Bradshaw is on administrative leave, according to Chaves County Sheriff Britt Snyder.

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