FBI probe of Winnsboro police officers leaves cases in limbo
POSTED: Monday, June 25, 2012 - 12:39pm
UPDATED: Monday, June 25, 2012 - 4:19pm
PITTSBURG — A Camp County man sees vindication in a federal criminal probe of two Winnsboro police officers suspected of planting evidence to arrest people on drug charges.
The facts are reminiscent of those in a case that led to a federal civil lawsuit filed by Jason Brummell, who received an undisclosed settlement after he said Winnsboro officers planted drugs in his vehicle during a 2008 traffic stop. Representatives of the U.S. Attorney’s Office declined to confirm Brummell’s lawsuit set off the investigation, which has led the Wood County District Attorney to suspend prosecution of all cases from the department.
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