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West Virginia Recruit Says Instructors Beat Him Unconscious

April 28, 2010  | 

Princeton (W. Va.) Police Officer and state academy recruit Christopher Winkler is accusing two instructors of beating him with batons during an incident that caused a blood clot on his brain and nearly killed him, the Charlston Gazette reports.

A major with the state police confirmed that Winkler, 23, was injured during training and taken to the hospital for treatment.

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