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Muncie police officers want to delay their trial again

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - Four city police officers want their trials delayed and federal prosecutors are objecting.

The officers are scheduled to stand trial in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis on Sept. 21. But Acting U.S. Attorney John Childress wrote in a recent motion that lawyers for officers Chase Winkle, Jeremy Gibson, Joseph Krejsa and Corey Posey now want to their trial, which has already been postponed three times, reset for January 2022.

The officers are accused of using excessive force during arrests or trying to cover up that misconduct.

Federal prosecutors are objecting to the delay.

The Star Press reports that Childress has asked a federal judge to deny their request.

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