August 20th 2014 in Boyton Beach, Florida after being stopped for speeding and attempting to allude, Byron Harris was yanked from his car, only to be kicked, punched and tazed while surrendering to the four indicted officers.
The officers named in the indictment are Michael C. Brown, Justin R. Harris, Ronald F. Ryan, Jr., and Philip N. Antico.
Count One: 18 U.S.C. § 242 Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law
Count Two, Three, Four and Five: 18 U.S.C. §1519 Falsification of Records
Count Six: 18 U.S.C. § 1512(b)(3) Obstruction of Justice
What would have not gone very far if the group had simply told the truth when they created the reports related to the incident and not felt it necessary to continue to perpetuate the lie when questioned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, this group would have gotten a slap on the wrist, but instead they are going to prison.
The City settled with Harris in November 2016 for $600,000 and in March 2017 he was sentenced to three and half years, through a plea agreement to avoid cost of a criminal trial.