Stevenson AL Police Chief Indicted
STEVENSON, Ala. (AP) – A federal grand jury has indicted a northeastern Alabama police chief on two civil rights charges after being accused of assaulting a person who was being arrested and failing to stop another person from using unreasonable force.
The Department of Justice said in a news release that 55-year-old Stevenson Police Chief Daniel Winters was indicted Wednesday on two counts of deprivation of civil rights under color of law.
The indictment says an unidentified person suffered bodily injuries while being arrested on or about March 22.
Stevenson Mayor Rickey Steele says he placed Winters on administrative leave with pay immediately after hearing about the indictment.
The case is being investigated by the FBI, with assistance from the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation.
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