Mississippi mayor Frank Melton has been indicted on federal civil rights violations over a crack house raid.
In August 2006, Mr. Melton and his two police bodyguards, Michael Recio and Marcus Wright, ordered the occupants out of the house at gunpoint and directed a group of youths to attack the house with sledgehammers, the indictment said. The mayor, who ran for office on an anti-crime platform, himself broke out the windows with a large stick, the indictment said.
No drugs were found in the raid. [More...]
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