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LCPD detective accused of having improper relationship with teen

Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 4:57pm

A Las Cruces Police Detective was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a teenager.

Police arrested Michael Garcia, a 15-year-veteran of the police department, Friday after learning about the allegations earlier this week.

The teenage girl was believed to be 17 years old at the time of the relationship.

The police department has put Garcia on administrative leave during an internal investigation.


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