Justice Department today announced that two former Tuskegee Police
Department lieutenants, Alex Huntley, 53, and Darian Locure, 44, have
been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in the beating of
an arrestee and an attempted cover-up.
five-count indictment charges that on or about Dec. 24, 2014, Huntley
physically assaulted an arrestee, while Locure willfully failed to
intervene to stop Huntley’s assault. The assault caused the arrestee to
suffer bodily injuries.
and Locure are also charged with directing and encouraging other
Tuskegee Police Department officers and recruits who witnessed the
assault to keep it a secret. Finally, the indictment charges that
Huntley gave false testimony under oath about the assault in a state
court proceeding regarding criminal charges against the arrestee.
case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The
Alabama State Bureau of Investigation has also assisted the
investigation. The matter is being prosecuted by Trial Attorney Samantha
Trepel of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and Assistant
United States Attorney Denise Simpson of the United States Attorney’s
Office for the Middle District of Alabama.
charges contained in this indictment are simply accusations, and not
evidence of guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent unless proven