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Natchez police officers also under internal investigation

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NATCHEZ, MS (WLBT) - The Natchez police chief says two police officers arrested on federal charges this week had also been the subject of an internal investigation.

Chief Mike Mullins says the prime complainant in the case never contacted the Natchez Police Department or responded to inquires from investigators.

35-year-old Elvis Prater and 32-year-old Dwayne Johnson were arrested by FBI agents at the Natchez Police Department Thursday.

Sealed federal indictments charging the suspects were opened Friday.

Both men face two counts of civil rights violations for the alleged May 2009 beating of two men they had reportedly arrested.

Prater is also charged with one count of making a false statement.

Johnson faces charges of identity theft, credit card fraud, bank fraud and lying.

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