POLICE CHIEF GUILTY OF FEDERAL ASSAULT, EXCESSIVE FORCE
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – A northeastern Alabama police chief has been found guilty on charges of using excessive force and assaulting a man who was being arrested.
Local news media report that 56-year-old Stevenson Police Chief Daniel Gordon Winters was convicted Thursday. Winters was indicted in January on two counts of deprivation of civil rights under color law.
Winters’ sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 27.
Winter is accused of physically assaulting David Fulmer in March 2015 and failed to stop another officer from using unreasonable force. The indictment says the victim suffered bodily injuries while being arrested.
Court records show Fulmer was arrested and booked on charges from a Valley Funeral Home burglary and a similar crime at Moss Farms. He was indicted last year on one burglary charge, first-degree theft and receiving stolen property.