14 August 2004

Police Officer Guilty

Officer pleads guilty to throwing a walkie-talkie at a fleeing suspect and hiting him in the head, causing death. A State grand jury clears him, the family gets a $750,000 civil settlement, and now he's pled guilty to federal charges of violating civil liberties.

Can't remember the last time I heard of an officer getting charged by the federal prosecutor around here. Actually, I can't ever remember the federal prosecutor doing it. Maybe it's because people down here believe in federalism a little more. But then how do you explain Exile . . .

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