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FBI probe of Winnsboro police officers leaves cases in limbo

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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What can one possibly say? Crooked men in uniform are placing our towns and cities in jeopardy.
As a victim of police misconduct I feel great empathy for these folks who have been violated. I also think that police personnel should be handed very harsh sentences when they violate the law that they are entrusted to uphold. Not only that, a warning to all those placed in custody in the Smith County Jail. A place of great violence against prisoners. Someone said, "They beat the c--p out of you".

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