Winkle Cops Plea To Charges

Former Muncie police officer Chase Winkle pleaded guilty as charged to 11 charges pending against him — five counts of depriving arrestees of their constitutional rights by physically abusing them, and six counts of obstruction of justice. The Star Press reports the obstruction charges stem from allegations Winkle filed fraudulent police reports about those arrests, in most cases falsely claiming the arrestees were resisting at the time he struck or kicked them.