Democracy Now: Jury Renders Verdict in Penn. Cover-up of Immigrant Beating Death

A federal jury has delivered a mixed verdict in the trial of three former Pennsylvania police officers accused of covering up the fatal beating of a Mexican immigrant. The victim, Luis Ramirez, was brutally beaten to death in July 2008 by a group of white teenagers yelling racial slurs in the town of Shenandoa. The three police officers were accused of several acts, including writing false reports after hearing information implicating the teenage attackers. On Thursday, Shenandoa’s former police chief, Matthew Nestor, was found guilty of falsifying records, a conviction that could bring him up to 20 years in prison. Nestor was acquitted on a charge of conspiracy. The second former officer, William Moyer, faces up to five years in prison after being convicted of lying to the FBI, but acquitted on all other counts. And the third officer, Jason Hayes, was cleared of all charges.

~ by wheresthemic on January 28, 2011.

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