- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A former Kansas Highway Patrol trooper has been indicted on a charge alleging that he used excessive force.

Federal grand jurors in Topeka returned the indictment Wednesday in the case against 43-year-old James Carson, of Independence, Kansas. The indictment says Carson “physically assaulted” and caused “bodily injury” to a person identified with the initials R.T. It says the alleged June 2013 incident in southeast Kansas’ Labette County deprived R.T. of the civil right of due process.

The U.S. Justice Department provided no other information about what happened and whether Carson has an attorney. A statement says Carson faces up to 10 years in prison. The department didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking details.

Patrol Lt. Adam Winters says Carson worked for the agency from July 2000 to August 2013.

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