Cpl. A.H. Young told Wilson to use the bathroom and stop being belligerent, according to the complaint.
Wilson "insisted on back talking Cpl. A.H. Young," K.E. Young wrote in the complaint. "I got up from my chair and went into the bathroom to see what the commotion was. The defendant was still being belligerent. [Wilson] leaned down into my face and said, 'I ain't f---ing scared of you or nobody else.'
"At this time Cpl. A.H. Young pushed the defendant against the bathroom wall to create distance between the defendant and myself. The defendant was re-handcuffed and placed in the processing area without further incident," K.E. Young wrote in the complaint.
Ciccarelli said that the FBI generally conducts two types of civil rights investigations. The first is a preliminary investigation where the alleged victim, perpetrator and the person who initiated the complaint are interviewed. Agents gather any medical files, photos and other evidence associated with the potential crime, and the agency being investigated is notified, Ciccarelli said.
The preliminary investigation results are presented to the U.S. Attorney's office, which decides with the FBI whether to pursue the case.
If a full investigation is warranted, agents pursue other types of evidence, interview all witnesses, and get a copy of the internal investigation prepared by the agency, if one exists, Ciccarelli said.
The sealed internal investigation file is opened by a U.S. Justice Department official who is not involved in the investigation, Ciccarelli said. Because police can be compelled to give incriminating statements during internal investigations, it's the official's job to redact anything the FBI can't use in their investigation.
"But there can be other things in there, other witnesses we are not aware of. There are lots of things that might be useful in an investigation," Ciccarelli said. "They can pull that stuff out of there."
Federal authorities have recently investigated State Police on at least two other occasions.
In July, FBI officials confirmed they were investigating Trooper C.N. Workman, who is accused of handcuffing a man to the floor of the Princeton detachment and beating him. The alleged victim said he was beaten because he was sleeping with the trooper's wife.
In April 2009, a federal grand jury launched a criminal investigation into the alleged beating of Charleston attorney Roger A. Wolfe by troopers while in custody at the State Police barracks in South Charleston.
Wolfe, who serves as chairman of the labor and employment group at the law firm Jackson Kelly, was hospitalized following the alleged beating after his arrest on DUI charges on June 17, 2007. No charges were filed against troopers.
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