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Ga. Chief Indicted for Assaulting Detainee

March 19, 2012  | 

A grand jury in Macon, Ga., has indicted Omega Police Chief Walter Young for physically abusing a man in custody, the Department of Justice has announced.

Chief Young, 54, allegedly assaulted "A.M.," a pretrial detainee, thereby violating the civil rights of the detainee on March 24. The indictment further charges that A.M. suffered bodily injury as a result of Young's use of excessive force, the DOJ announced today.

If convicted, Young faces 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Tags: Excessive Force, Police Chiefs, Civil Rights Cases, Omega (Ga.) PD


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R.M @ 5/3/2012 6:14 AM

I think this wrong mr young did nothing wrong to any one he is the nice man any one could meet. and if i could vote him back in for chief of police he would get my vote. omega will but nothing now that chief young is gone,

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