United States Files Appeal from Order Dismissing Courtnee Brantley Indictment
|U.S. Attorney’s Office November 24, 2010|
TAMPA, FL—U.S. Attorney Robert E. O’Neill announces that the United States has filed today a notice of appeal from the order dismissing the indictment against Courtnee Brantley. Brantley was indicted by a federal grand jury on a charge of misprision of a felony, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 4. The indictment alleges that Brantley concealed from authorities a federal felony that she knew had been committed: convicted felon Dontae Morris’ possession of a firearm and ammunition on June 29, 2010. Morris has been charged by the State of Florida with murdering Tampa police officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab on that day.
On October 28, 2010, U.S. District Judge James Moody dismissed the indictment against Brantley. The United States now has appealed that dismissal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.