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7:56 am
Wed November 16, 2011

Wrong Side of the Law?

Muskogee, OK – Former Okla. lawman indicted on civil rights count

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) A federal grand jury has indicted a former Bryan County sheriff's lieutenant on federal civil rights violations and obstruction of justice for allegedly using a Taser on a woman and two jail inmates last year.

The U.S. Department of Justice announced the six-count indictment Tuesday afternoon against Kevin Bennett Holt.

Prosecutors accused Holt of using a Taser on two occasions on a woman who had been arrested, and of using a Taser on the inmates during incidents in September and November 2010.

Prosecutors say Holt is specifically charged with deprivation of rights under color of law, falsifying a written statement and lying to the FBI.

A spokesperson for the Justice Department didn't immediately return a call seeking comment on the case.

A telephone listing couldn't be found for Holt.