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Louisiana state trooper charged in pummeling of Black man

It’s the first criminal case to emerge from federal investigations into troopers’ beatings of at least three Black men.

Posted: Sep 23, 2021 5:18 PM

(AP) - A former Louisiana State Police trooper has been charged with a civil rights violation for pummeling a Black motorist 18 times with a flashlight.

It’s the first criminal case to emerge from federal investigations into troopers’ beatings of at least three Black men.

A federal grand jury indicted Jacob Brown on Thursday for the 2019 beating that left Aaron Larry Bowman with a broken jaw, broken ribs and a gash to his head.

The indictment comes as prosecutors are scrutinizing other troopers in the deadly 2019 arrest of Ronald Greene. Brown's attorney declined to comment.

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