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Two Natchez Police Officers arrested

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Natchez, MS (WLBT) - Two Natchez police officers went before a federal judge in Jackson this morning.

The officers are charged with beating two men in custody, then stealing and using the suspects' credit cards.  We are told this case is being handled by the Department of Justice in Washington because of civil rights violations.  35 year old Elvis Prater and 32 year old Dwayne Johnson were arrested by FBI agents at the Natchez police department Thursday morning. 

Prater is charged with 2 counts of deprivation of rights and one count of making a false statement.  Johnson faces charges of two counts of deprivation of rights, identity theft, credit card fraud, bank fraud and lying.

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