The Justice Department announced today that Shylene Lopez, former Police of Puerto Rico (POPR) officer with the Carolina Drug Unit, has pleaded guilty in federal court to violating the civil rights of a juvenile arrestee. According to an indictment unsealed in September 2016, Lopez and co-defendants Jose Cartagena, Carlos Nieves, and Jimmy Davis, all POPR officers, used excessive force against C.C., a minor arrested for drug possession, during a police operation on Nov. 15, 2014.


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