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Bond reduction denied for man accused of killing officer

Posted at 12:16 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 22:32:54-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — 94th District Judge Bobby Galvan has denied the bond reduction of a man accused of killing a Corpus Christi police officer and injuring two other officers.

Brandon Portillo is accused of driving intoxicated after his truck slammed into the back of parked patrol car along S.P.I.D. near Carroll Lane on Jan. 31.

Investigators in court testified Portillo hit three police officers while allegedly driving drunk down SPID. The officers were conducting a traffic stop when they were struck by Portillo's vehicle.

The crash killed CCPD Officer Alan McCollum and left Officer Michael Love and Officer Kiyomi Muniz injured.

Love testified in court Wednesday morning that he is still recovering from the incident and can no longer pick up his kids as a result of the crash. He has been confined to a wheelchair and is relearning how to walk

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Photo: Screen-shot of a zoom bond reduction hearing from the 94th District Court.

Nueces County prosecutors added Portillo has a long history with the law before the incident.

Court records indicate Portillo has previously been arrested for driving while intoxicated and driving with an invalid license.

Portillo remains in the Nueces County Jail charged with intoxication manslaughter, intoxication assault and driving with a suspended license in lieu of bonds totaling $1.5 million.

That bond total was the original figure that Portillo's attorneys attempted to reduce.