Cop Watch

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

FBI Bombshell in Police Abuse Case

Jacksboro, Campbell County (WVLT) - Five former Campbell County lawmen are expected to cop a plea.

As Volunteer TV's Lee Merrit reports, the center of the case against them: a tape recording of their alleged beating of a drug suspect.

The tape remains in the Assistant US District Attorney's Office, but part of a 59 page FBI transcript of what it contains is now public.

Detective David Webber is accused of threatening Siler, saying “we're going to take every dime you have today and if we don't walk out of here with every piece of dope you got and every dime you got, your ass is not going to make it to jail."

Later, the transcript reads Detective Franklin threatening Siler to cooperate, saying "I’m gonna take this slapjack, and I’m gonna start working that head over, you understand?"