JUDGE DROPS CHARGE AGAINST EX-OFFICER
AROUND N.M.GALLUP A state district judge on Wednesday dismissed a charge of
involuntary manslaughter filed against a former
Judge Grant Foutz said he was throwing out the indictment against Michael Brandau because the man's rights had been violated when information gathered from an internal affairs investigation was turned over to criminal investigators. The judge said he would issue the formal dismissal order.