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LCPD no longer offering student ride-alongs after detective charged with sexual assault
By: Gina Benitez
LAS CRUCES, N.M.
In the wake of sexual assault charges against one of their own, the Las Cruces Police Department will no longer offer student ride-alongs.
Our media partners, the Las Cruces Sun News, report the change is indefinite.
LCPD detective Michael Garcia resigned last week, days after being booked on felony sexual assault charges.
Garcia is accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl inside his unmarked police unit in 2011, reportedly while taking her home after a ride-along.