Ex-West Virginia police officer accused of excessive force

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia police officer has been indicted on federal charges that he used excessive force during an arrest.

A federal grand jury in Charleston indicted Everett Maynard on Tuesday on one count of depriving the detainee of his civil rights under color of law — language used to describe crimes committed while on duty. If convicted, Yates would face a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

Maynard, 44, is accused of using excessive force while he was a Logan police officer. The incident left the detainee injured, the U.S. Justice Department said in a news release.

The statement did not release details of the incident, including when it happened or the races of Maynard or the detainee.

It wasn’t immediately known whether Maynard has an attorney who could comment on the charge.