Former Police Officer Arrested for Civil Rights Violations
|U.S. Attorney’s Office October 28, 2010|
OXFORD, MS—William C. Martin, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, and Daniel McMullen, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), announced that:
Jamie Brewer, former officer with the Corinth Police Department, was arrested this week on a nine-count federal indictment charging him with depriving citizens of their civil and constitutional rights under color of law, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 242.
The indictment alleges that Mr. Brewer deprived nine different individuals of their constitutional right to be free of unreasonable search and seizure by secretly removing cash from the individuals’ wallets and/or purses during traffic stops. Each offense carries a maximum possible penalty of one year in prison, one year of supervised release, and a $100,000 fine. Additionally, Mr. Brewer could be ordered to pay restitution to his victims.
Brewer made an initial appearance before United States Magistrate Judge S. Allan Alexander in Oxford on Wednesday and was released on a $5,000 bond. He is scheduled to be arraigned before Magistrate Judge Alexander on Monday, November 1 in Oxford.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Tupelo, Mississippi office and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John Marshall Alexander.