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Monday, August 11, 2008

Ex-sheriff's deputies in Mississippi charged in taser case

August 11, 2008
Associated Press

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Two former Tippah County sheriff's deputies - a father and son - pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges they violated a suspect's civil rights and obstruction of justice. Federal prosecutors say the men, William and Jeffrey Rogers, assaulted a man in their custody by repeatedly jolting him with a Taser without justification. The former deputies also are accused of falsifying reports in an effort to thwart an investigation of the June 2007 incident. A federal grand jury indicted the pair July 31.

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