The Associated Press

March 10, 1999

 

EX-GALLUP POLICEMAN INDICTED IN DEATH

 

      GALLUP -- A former Gallup police officer has been indicted on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the 1997 shooting death of a used-car dealer..

 

Michael Brandau also was indicted by a McKinley County grand jury Monday on a charge of negligent use of a weapon in the death of Paul Fitzjerrell,

 

District Attorney Forrest Buffington said.Former Bernalillo County District Attorney Bob Schwartz was hired as a special prosecutor to oversee the grand jury investigation sought by Fitzjerrell's family.