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West Virginia gov orders probe into traffic stop beating

November 29th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

 West Virginia's governor has ordered an investigation into a traffic stop in which he says a 16-year-old male suspect is seen on a state police dashcam video being beaten by two troopers.

 

Gov. Jim Justice says in a news release Thursday he's instructed State Police superintendent Col. Jan. Cahill to immediately investigate the case in Martinsburg "and to pursue criminal charges if warranted to prevent behavior like this from ever happening again."

 

Justice says "all this does is cast a dark shadow" on law enforcement.

The statement says the troopers have been suspended without pay. It doesn't identify the troopers or the suspect, disclose their races, or provide any more details. The video has not been made public. Messages for the governor and state police weren't immediately returned.

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