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Former Kansas patrol trooper indicted for excessive force


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas Highway Patrol trooper has been indicted on a charge alleging that he used excessive force.

Federal grand jurors in Topeka returned the indictment Wednesday in the case against 43-year-old James Carson, of Independence, Kansas. The indictment says Carson "physically assaulted" and caused "bodily injury" to a person identified with the initials R.T. It says the alleged June 2013 incident in southeast Kansas' Labette County deprived R.T. of the civil right of due process.

The U.S. Justice Department provided no other information about what happened and wh...

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