A federal grand jury in Topeka, indicted a former Kansas Patrol Trooper for allegedly violating an individual’s civil rights by using excessive force, announced prosecutors Wednesday.
The indictment alleges that James Carson while acting under color of law as a Trooper with the Kansas Highway Patrol, used excessive force amounting to punishment against a person identified as R.T. by officials.
The indictment further alleges that Carson’s use of excessive force resulted in bodily injury to R.T.
If convicted on the civil rights charge, Carson faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Carson is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.