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Three deputies convicted, one acquitted in excessive force trial

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    DOJ statement on deputy convictions in Albany Federal Court

    Thursday, June 11 2015 8:55 AM EDT2015-06-11 12:55:54 GMT
    The U.S. Department of Justice issued this statement on June 11, following the convictions of deputies stemming from an incident at the Bainbridge BikeFest in 2012.A federal jury in Albany, Georgia, today convicted three sheriff's deputies on various federal offenses related to the cover-up of a 2012 incident in which a fourth deputy used force during the arrest of a civilian. The charges against Decatur County Captain Elizabeth Croley, Decatur County Deputy Christopher Kines and Decatur Coun...More >>
    The U.S. Department of Justice issued this statement on June 11, following the convictions of deputies stemming from an incident at the Bainbridge BikeFest in 2012.A federal jury in Albany, Georgia, today convicted three sheriff's deputies on various federal offenses related to the cover-up of a 2012 incident in which a fourth deputy used force during the arrest of a civilian. The charges against Decatur County Captain Elizabeth Croley, Decatur County Deputy Christopher Kines and Decatur Coun...More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A federal jury issued guilty verdicts for three deputies and one not guilty verdict for another in a trial of excessive force during a 2012 arrest.

Decatur County Deputies Chris Kines and Wade Umbach were found guilty of tampering with a witness, but were found not guilty of making false entries.

Deputy Elizabeth Croley was found guilty of violating the constitutional rights of Aaron Parrish.

Former Grady County deputy Wiley Griffin IV, the son of the Decatur County Sheriff, was found not guilty of violating the rights of Parrish.

The arrest in question happened during the Bainbridge BikeFest in September 2012. Parrish said he was beaten by deputies at the festival.

He sued Decatur County for the deputies actions. They had been charged with writing false reports and making misleading statements to cover up the case.

Click HERE to see a statement from the Department of Justice on the case.

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