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Former Pearl Police Officer Michael Christian Green pleads guilty to depriving a person of their civil rights



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.

According to court documents and information presented in court, Michael Christian 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 Deprivation of 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 in prison. A federal magistrate judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

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 this case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Samuel Goff is prosecuting the case.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of abuse by a law enforcement officer, call the FBI hotline at 1-800-CALL-FBI, email or call the FBI Jackson Field Office at 601-948-5000.

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