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Cop Charged with Torturing Handcuffed Man with Mace and Laughing with Coworkers as They Framed Him

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Officer William Skelton was secretly indicted by a grand jury in November. He resigned before his administrative hearing to avoid accountability, but his past caught up with him. Only two of 120 excessive force complaints were sent to the attorney general's office for criminal prosecution. Only one officer was shown to be terminated. We didn't find that a single officer was criminally charged during that time and that officer was unaware he'd done anything wrong. He appears to have a history of trespassing and vandalism related to a mental illness and that night, he had trespassed and made a mess inside a local Shell station. When police showed up, Thomas didn't run or resist in any way. "Come on. You're under arrest, " he told them. "I am going home," said Thomas. He appeared to be committing a crime in January 2019, and Thomas admitted to having a history of trespass and vandalism. That's when he got angry, and that's when Skelton got a