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Former officer faces federal charges for excessive force

Brandon Shane Mundy faces charges for a fatal wreck in 2010. Brandon Shane Mundy faces charges for a fatal wreck in 2010.
TOWN CREEK, AL (WAFF) -

A federal grand jury indicted former Town Creek police officer, Brandon Shane Mundy, on a civil rights violation.

U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance says it happened during an arrest in November of 2009. Mundy is accused of hitting a man with a "dangerous weapon" and causing bodily harm.

The FBI is handing the investigation.

Fatal Wreck 

Mundy also faces charges in connection to a 2010 wreck in Lawrence County. Mundy was working for the North Courtland Police Department when the wreck happened.

State Troopers say Mundy ran a stop sign on County Road 217. His patrol car collided with a car driven by Gary Cox.

Cox and his wife Sandra died in the crash.

Troopers say Mundy was on his way to help with a funeral procession when the wreck happened.

Mundy's vehicular homicide trial is set for February 25.

Mundy is also being sued by the family of Gary and Sandra Cox.

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