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Alabama policeman faces federal civil rights charge in confrontation with Indian man
Alabama policeman faces federal civil rights charge in confrontation with Indian man

An Alabama police officer already facing criminal charges for an incident in which he slammed a 57-year-old Indian man to the ground has been indicted on federal civil rights charge, prosecutors announced Friday. A grand jury indicted Eric Sloan Parker, 26, on one count of deprivation of rights under color of law, according to an indictment filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. Parker used “unreasonable force” while acting in his official capacity as an officer for the Madison Police Department in northern Alabama and “injured a man by slamming him to the ground,” according to a statement by the Department of Justice....

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