On Jan. 24, during an early-morning raid, the officers broke down the door of Parker’s home in Braxton, Mississippi, without a warrant.
“This proves there is justice in Mississippi, even in Rankin County with its long history of police violence.”.
At Thursday’s hearing, handcuffed officers stood with their lawyers in a semicircle before U.S. District Judge Tom S. Lee, who read from a 13-count criminal information.
Joshua Allen Hartfield, 31, who worked as a narcotics investigator with the Richland Police Department, also pleaded guilty.
Officers then ordered the two men “to strip naked and shower off to wash away evidence of abuse,” according to the information.
Also Thursday, Dedmon pleaded guilty to assaulting a man identified as “A.S.” by “punching, kicking and tasing him.”
Update: This story has been updated to include comments from the U.S. Attorney’s Office and Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey. »