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Former Mississippi police officer sentenced to 20 years in federal assault case

Former Mississippi police officer sentenced to 20 years in federal assault case

A former Mississippi law enforcement officer who was part of a group that called itself the "Goon Squad," according to prosecutors, was sentenced to 20 years in prison on U.S. civil rights charges for brutally assaulting two Black men, including shooting one in the mouth, local media reported. Hunter Elward, who pled guilty last year, was the first of six white former law enforcement officers involved to be sentenced over the next three days in a U.S. District Court in Mississippi. The men are charged with several federal crimes including deprivation of rights and obstruction of justice. "I don’t think…
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