Cop Watch

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Officer caught on video, excessive force, and filing false report

MARENGO - Brian Gaughan, left, 21, of Marengo and his brother Kevin, 18, of DeKalb were arrested by officer Scott Crawford on carnival grounds near the Marengo Police Department during Settlers’ Days in October 2004.

They claimed Crawford used excessive force but now also face charges of filing a false police report after the Illinois State Police exonerated the officer.

In his two years on Marengo’s force, Crawford has been the subject of six investigations, two for excessive force.

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