2 Vermont officers charged in separate cases with assault
WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) - Two Vermont police officers are facing simple assault charges in separate cases.
State police announced Wednesday that Tpr. Robert Zink, 39, of Arlington, was charged following an investigation into an arrest in February in Shaftsbury.
The investigation began after another trooper raised concerns about the possible use of excessive force.
Both officers are due in court next week.
Zink’s attorney says what the trooper did was not criminal conduct.
Schwartz’s attorney says he expects a jury to reject the allegations.
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