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Fourth Circuit Affirms Crooked Cop’s Conviction in WV

United States v. Mark Cowden (No. 17-4046) Cowden, a former lieutenant with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office in West Virginia, was charged with several federal crimes in connection with his assault on Ryan Hamrick. Evidence at trial showed that during a traffic stop, Ryan Hamrick resisted another officer’s attempt to place him under arrest. In

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Court of Appeals Affirms Burglary Conviction

State v. Demario Thompson Demario Thompson appealed his convictions for first-degree burglary and third-degree assault. This case stemmed from a disturbance and an apartment complex at 4:00 am in July 2014. Responding officers encountered the alleged victim, observing that her apartment door appeared to have been kicked in, she was visibly upset, and she had

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