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Second Olive Branch law officer to change plea

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A second Olive Branch police officer is scheduled to plead guilty Tuesday to charges stemming from a 2003 arrest.

Court documents say Assistant Police Chief Scott Gentry will enter the plea to conspiracy in U.S. District Court in Oxford.

Gentry and Maj. Todd Fulwood were charged with conspiracy, witness tampering, and false declaration. Patrolman Adam McHann was charged with deprivation of civil rights.

Fulwood pleaded guilty last week to federal charges of conspiracy to commit witness tampering.

Fulwood's sentencing is pending.

McHann is scheduled to go on trial Feb. 11.

An indictment says McHann allegedly assaulted a teenage suspect during a March 2003 arrest by ordering his canine partner, "Marko," to repeatedly bite him.

The indictment says apparently after the incident, Gentry and Fulwood allegedly tried to cover up McHann's purported wrongdoing.

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