ON TRIAL: Former Police Officer Faces Civil Rights Charges | News
A former Des Moines police officer is on trial Tuesday for alleged civil rights violations. The charges stem from a 2008 traffic incident, where Mersed Dautovic allegedly beat Octavious Bonds with a baton.
Dautovic is facing federal charges of obstruction of justice, falsifying records, and destruction of evidence.
He already pleaded guilty to both state and federal charges and is awaiting sentencing.