Two Marion police officers charged with using excessive force on woman
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 21:07:03 GMT —
Marion police Corporal Eric Walters and Sergeant Frankie Brown were arrested and charged with Misconduct In Office and Assault and Battery First Degree Thursday afternoon, according to Fourth Circuit Assistant Solicitor Shipp Daniel.
Warrants say the officers used excessive force while arresting a woman two weeks ago.
They're accused of shocking her with a shock gun numerous times.
The officers face up to ten years in prison, if convicted on the charges.
They've been fired from the Marion Police Department, according to City Administrator Alan Ammons.
A Marion County Magistrate gave Walters and Brown a $10,000 personal recognizance bond.
Daniel says he was asked to prosecute this case by the Twelfth Circuit Solicitor's Office to avoid the appearance of conflict. He says he cannot comment on a pending case.
The State Law Enforcement Division investigated this case.