MARTINSBURG, WV (WOWK/AP) – Dashcam video that shows the alleged beating of a teenager by West Virginia State Police Troopers and Berkeley County Sheriff’s Deputies has been released by the Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
Authorities originally denied media requests for the video, citing the investigation.
Two state troopers and a sheriff’s deputy were fired in January. Another deputy who was fired recently got his job back.
One trooper was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday on one count of deprivation of rights under color of law — language used to describe crimes committed by police officers while on duty.
The indictment accuses Kennedy of using excessive force resulting in bodily injury.