The U.S. Department of Justice said six white Mississippi American police officers tortured two innocent black men for an hour using sex toys, electric shock devices, and a sword, ending with the death of one man. Shot in the mouth and neck.
According to the French news agency AFP, Attorney General Merrick Garland said on Thursday. That “the accused in this case inflicted untold harm on the victims by torturing them. Grossly violating the civil rights of the citizens. They are suppose to protect, and shamefully betrayed the oath they had taken as law enforcement officers.’
The brutal attack and subsequent cover-up, in which the suspects hid evidence of their crimes. And left a man injured, is the latest stain of racial discrimination on American police force.
Five former members of Mississippi’s Rankin County Sheriff’s Department and one former member of the Richland Police Department pleaded guilty Thursday to multiple charges, including conspiracy against civil rights, deprivation of rights, and obstruction of justice.
All six men admitted that on January 24 this year. Following a report of suspicious activity, they kicked in the door of a home. And launched a sustained and unprovoked attack on two black men there.
He handcuffed the two men, racially abused them, and warned them to ‘get out of Rankin County,’ according to prosecutors.
All six individuals will be sentence on November 14.