The indictment alleges that on August 9, 2009, Cruz, while working as a state trooper, kicked Z.B. in the back of the head as Z.B. was lying face-down on the floor in handcuffs.
As a result of the kick, Z.B. suffered bodily injury that required surgery to repair his teeth.
If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 10 years in prison.
The case was investigated by the FBI-Newtown Square Office and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys L.C. Wright and Maureen McCartney.
An indictment/information/criminal complaint is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
--IBNS (Posted on 20-08-2013)