Former Pearl Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Deprivation of Civil Rights

Published 11:36 am Monday, March 18, 2024

Michael Christian Green, a former police officer with the Pearl, Mississippi Police Department, pleaded guilty today to one count of acting under color of law to deprive a person of his civil rights.

Court documents and information presented in court revealed that Green, 26, while on duty as a certified law enforcement officer with the Pearl Police Department, forced an arrestee in custody to lick urine from the floor of a holding cell within the police department.

Green pleaded guilty to denying civil rights under color of Law in violation of Title 18 United States Code Section 242. He is scheduled to be sentenced on June 12, 2024, and faces a maximum penalty of 12 months. A federal magistrate judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

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U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee of the Southern District of Mississippi and Acting Special Agent in Charge Maher Dimachkie of the FBI’s Jackson Field Office made the announcement.

The Jackson Division of the FBI investigated the case, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Samuel Goff is prosecuting it.