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Former Detroit-area officer indicted on civil rights crime for punching Black man

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — A grand jury has returned an indictment against a former suburban Detroit police officer who is accused of a federal civil rights crime. Video shows Matthew Rodriguez punching a young Black man in the face and slamming his head to the ground last summer at the Warren police station. Rodriguez was fired in June. Besides a civil rights crime, Rodriguez faces a federal charge of falsifying records about the incident.

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