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Ex-Cops Admit to Prisoner Beating

Posted May 3, 2007 11:25 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Two former St. Louis area police officers have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit a federal civil rights violation for their role in beating a jail inmate.

In a plea agreement, former Sgt. Lewis A. McGee admitted he held down an agitated prisoner while Detective Mark Winger struck the man, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Both are Velda City, Mo., police officers.

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