INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A Muncie Police Department serviceman connected Wednesday pleaded blameworthy to concealing and failing to study different officer’s inappropriate usage of unit during a 2018 arrest, according to the United States Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of Indiana.
Dalton Kurtz, 32, faces a maximum of 3 years successful prison.
Kurtz and MPD serviceman Chase Winkle responded to a telephone connected June 5, 2018, erstwhile 3 juveniles fled from officers aft crashing a conveyance into a building.
One of the juveniles was recovered a abbreviated clip aboriginal lying look down successful a gait with his arms extended retired successful beforehand of him, authorities said. That’s erstwhile Winkle ran toward the juvenile and kicked him successful the head.
According to grounds and tribunal documents, Kurtz knew Winkle’s actions were amerciable but helium did not study it and alternatively helium concealed it by penning a mendacious report.
Winkle, on with different Muncie constabulary officers, were antecedently indicted for charges including usage of excessive unit and mendacious reporting.
Winkle pleaded not blameworthy to those charges. His proceedings is scheduled for January 2022.
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