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Man acquitted; city loses case

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By David Giuliani

A state district judge on Monday found a City Hall critic not guilty of obstructing a police officer during an investigation last year.

In so doing, Judge John Paternoster questioned the constitutionality of the city ordinance under which resident Lalo Sanchez was charged.

After a bench trial, the judge rejected City Attorney Carlos Quiñones’ arguments that Sanchez interfered with a city police officer’s investigation into the safety of a renter on Sanchez’s property.


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